Cook Islands Tourism staff wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2021. 21102204
October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and the Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation (CIBCF) is holding a number of events to raise funds and awareness.
a statement, the Foundation said they “are very fortunate to have the following
activities in place with our major contributors who have supported us for many
years, raising funds to bring our women from the Southern Group Islands to
Rarotonga for their mammogram screening”.
we need to fill the CIBCF coffers so we can continue to do this for many more
years to come.”
CIBCF sponsored 29 women from five outer islands for their mammogram screen held
programme was very successful thank you to all who played a part in this year’s
programme,” the statement said.
On Friday, October 21, CIBCF will hold the “Pink
Ribbon Day Appeal”.
special day is where traditionally local businesses dress their premises in
pink, wear pink on this day and the community at large get involved wearing
pink for the day.
a day where we remember those who have passed away from breast cancer, a day to
be thankful you had your mammo screen and are clear, a day to be conscious of
being breast healthy by doing your SBE (Self-Breast Examination),” the statement
Foundation put in a lot of time organising October activities and they are
grateful this does not go unnoticed, the statement adds.
TMO Health Promotion Unit in Tupapa are supporting us by hanging our pink
Breast Cancer Awareness banner in Avarua 17th – 31st October.
was a very successful mammography screening program held by Te Marae Ora with
the support of CIBCF in August and September, which saw 809 women screened.
we were grateful once again that the NSW team led by Dr Fran Jones, was again
able to come to do all the important work. These radiographers, sonographer and
doctors take their annual leave to come for this programme and we are very
grateful to them.”