Women’s group holds cancer awareness campaign

2018-11-08 06:00
At the function are members of the Tongaat Women in Conversation and members of the public.PHOTO: supplied

At the function are members of the Tongaat Women in Conversation and members of the public.PHOTO: supplied

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MEMBERS of the Tongaat Women in Conversation held their first cancer awareness drive on October 27. The Walk for Cancer was a celebration of life as well as a memoriam for those they have lost.

The event inspired many women to fight another day and it showed admiration for the survivors.

The walk was a means for each and every person to get involved and stay involved in the fight against cancer. The event also covered talks by cancer survivors, experts in the field of cancer, express massages, manicures, and numerous lucky draws.

There was also a mobile clinic that was provided by the Tongaat Community Clinic for the screening of breast cancer, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol.

Mogie Padayachee said: “We are a circle of women that formed the organisation in August this year. Our general focus is empowerment in every aspect of the lives of women and girls. Our plan is to register as an NPO.

“Many of our women and children are not exposed to information and are not aware of their rights.

“We envision a community in which girls and women are nurtured and empowered to reach their fullest potential. We want to be that organisation that can help empower them through us networking with the right organisations and professionals.”

Residents and other prominent people from the community from various organisations attended the function.

Padayachee added: “The school principal from Victoria Primary, Lajeeth Maharaj, offered without hesitation to let us use part of the premises of Victoria for the event.

“It was the Tongaat community that came together for the community as it was for such a worthy cause.

“There was an outpouring of love and support once people heard that the event was in aid of cancer survivors and fighters. This is what makes our Tongaat community great,” Padayachee said.

— Supplied.

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