Ram Sami and Fiji Cancer Society partner together for major Pinktober and Movember campaign

Ram Sami and Fiji Cancer Society partner together for major Pinktober and Movember campaign

By Zodelle Bhan
Friday 30/09/2022

This Pinktober and Movember, the Fiji Cancer Society invites everyone to join in their goal to have more cancer identified in the early stages when they are easier to treat and have better outcomes.

The Fiji Cancer Society along with Ram Sami have partnered together for the major campaign of Pinktober and Movember 2022, where Ram Sami has dedicated one of their egg packs that has been redesigned with a pink background.

Through every purchase, contributions will go towards supporting the Fiji Cancer Society financially to meet their goals, and help patients who are affected with cancer and the needy.

Fiji Cancer Society Chief Executive Officer Belinda Chan says the society works to raise awareness, improve cancer prevention, provide support to cancer patients and provide active survivorship.

The society recorded a total of 1,294 cancer patients from 2018 to date and from these cases, breast cancer is the leading cancer type totalling up to 434 with 71 registered this year.

She says they assist through home visitation, dressing materials, transportation of groceries for patients and medication along side the Ministry of Health and Medical Services bra fitting programs for breast cancer patients focusing on post recovery.

Chan adds they have spent $16,240 for 28 surgical procedures and their patients have accessed taxi services 1,150 times to ensure they go into treatment and chemotherapy, conducted home visitation for the palliative patients 775 times and provided 64 ambulance transfers. Chan also highlights they have supplied 850 adult diapers and purchased medications 388 times and it is all possible through the donations they received from their partners and corporate bodies.

Director of Ram Sami and Wallson foods Pte Ltd, Prashneel Sami Goundar says it is great to see NGOs like the Fiji Cancer Society create awareness and build support platforms to reach out to the vulnerable and needy communities who are battling cancer.

He adds the Ram Sami group has been partnering with their associate stakeholders previously to be part of this campaign.

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