| Azlan Othman |
WITH the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked every October, the Health Promotion Centre of the Ministry of Health – with cooperation from the Brunei Cancer Centre and Laneige Brunei Darussalam – is holding an awareness campaign at the Atrium of The Mall in Gadong from October 15 – 19.
Themed ‘Your Health is in your Hands,’ a host of activities has been lined up to spread the word on breast cancer, one of which is the selling of ‘pink ribbon’ T-shirts. The proceeds will be channelled towards the Cancer Research Fund under the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences (PAPRSB IHS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
The T-shirts can be purchased at all Laneige branches from October 1 – 19.
Other activities include a Health Education Corner focussing on breast cancer and its related issues, self examination lessons, treatment and care, study relating to breast cancer in Brunei and globally, a video presentation, healthy snack competition, ‘Have A Go’ activity, T-shirt colouring competition, aerobics and taekwondo demonstration, among others.
The public is invited to learn more about the subject matter during the awareness campaign.