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The Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Nov 04 2020

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease. This October at St. Stephens, students in the Secondary School sold pink ribbons for staff and students to wear. Wearing these ribbons is an opportunity to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer. By selling pink ribbons we also raised a little over 3,000 thb for a very important organisation based here in Thailand, the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation. The foundation supports the women impoverished and residing in the slums by providing free diagnosis of breast cancer. Additionally, the project aids in educating women in slums about the importance of annual cancer check-ups as many end up diagnosed with breast cancer only after it has already progressed to its final stages. All of the money we have raised will be donated to them to support them and help with treatment costs for those suffering with the disease. To all staff and students who purchased and wore a pink ribbon this October to support this immensely important cause, thank you.