| Achong Tanjong |
THIS year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign will begin on October 15-19 at The Mall in Gadong.
With the theme “Your Health Is In Your Hands”, the campaign will coincide with various activities such as a Breast Cancer Prevention Information programme, taekwondo demonstration and games.
There is also a free skin analysis and evolution, Pink Ribbon message activities, free BMI and blood pressure check and T-shirt sales.
Proceeds from the sales will be donated to Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) for Breast Cancer Research Fund.
On October 17–18, there will be a Kids T-shirt painting contest. On October 19, there will be a Healthy Snack Contest presented by MTSSR students.
This is the second time the Ministry of Health and Laneige Brunei have collaborated with the objective of empowering the public, especially women, with knowledge related to breast cancer and overall health.
Local initiatives towards promoting awareness and the prevention of breast cancer among the populace have set their sights on raising more than $4,000 for research.
As part of the Breast Cancer Awareness month every October, the Health Promotion Centre (HPC) – under the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Laneige Brunei Darussalam and the Brunei Cancer Centre – is inviting members of the public to contribute by promoting the importance of understanding this disease that has affected Bruneian women as young as 18.