In a national effort to raise awareness on cancer, both October and November have been designated as Pink Months across the Maltese islands.
GITH Magazine are helping to spread the vital work of the pink october & movember campaign in gozo
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and annual health campaigns are organized by cancer charities the world over and the Maltese Islands is no exception. This year Pink October merges with Movember aiming at emphasizing prevention, raising awareness, educating and motivating men and women to check themselves and face their fears when it comes to breast, cervical, ovarian, prostate and testicular cancer.
GITH represented Gozo at the press conference and launch for this years nationwide campaign. It was held in the beautiful setting of Esplora in Kalkara with Dr. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando initiating proceedings, addressed by Co-ordinator and Chair of The Marigold Foundation and under the patronage of Mrs Miriam Vella, First Lady of Malta who shared her own personal story of dealing with the loss of her mother who was only 59.
breast CANCER: The Facts
One in eight women will face the fight against cancer during her lifetime. In Malta and Gozo, around 300 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Adopting a healthy lifestyle may reduce one’s risk of developing breast cancer. Early diagnosis through breast awareness and regular mammography screening will lead to better outcomes and improved survival. The bottom line is – early detection can help save lives and detecting cancer at an early stage requires education and support.
Support The Pink October Campaign
This year, a dedicated team of volunteers are focusing not just only on breast cancer but other common female cancers that on our islands remain sadly, taboo. These include cervical cancer, frequently developing from STD’s and ovarian cancer. The whole Pink October and Movember campaign urges people to be open with such issues, learn how to prevent getting sick, how to check yourself and do the necessary screenings and tests to take control of your health. Facing your fear is the first step.
GITH Magazine urges you to support Pink October by visiting the Pink October Facebook page or Instagram and learn more about the events over the coming months. With your help, this campaign will continue the sterling work it has been doing over the last six years and continue to educate our nation.
Donate via the numbers below, share the messages you see across social media, take pictures of the billboards and share them to your pages. Watch the TV ads and learn more on how to be brave, face your fear, take the next step and check your body regularly.
- SMS Donations 50619238 for €11.65
- CALL Donations 51702052 €15 51802053 €25
- MOBILE PAY number 99912373 for amounts up to €500