Tuesday 29 September, 2020

VIDEO: Cancer survivors and their families Walk for the Cure

Thousands turned out to have fun for a cause during the CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure, but for others there was a very personal story of cancer survival or loss from the disease.

Thousands were seen decked-out in pink in Warrens, St Michael on Sunday evening as they showed their support for fighting cancer during the CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure.

Medical Coordinator of the Breast Screening Programme of the Barbados Cancer Society, Dr Shirley Jhagroo, stressed that Barbados was doing well to fight the disease. She said that as more persons were being screened, breast cancer diagnosis was possible at earlier stages of the illness:

“Breast cancer awareness results in early detection and with early detection lives are being saved.

“This is the objective of the Breast Screening Programme of the Barbados Cancer Society and until the exact cause of breast cancer is known and the disease can be prevented, we at the Breast Screening Programme will continue in our efforts to save the lives of those affected by this disease by early detection.”

While many persons were happy to give to the cause to save lives, others knew the pain caused by cancer, as they or family members were survivors or they had lost love ones from the disease.

Take a look at the video to see some of those who truly understand the cause.

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