James Rice, Group CEO of Paradise Company, parent company of Laga Industries and Paradise Foods, presented the cheque Priscillar Napoleon, Executive Manager of the Cancer Foundation.
Laga Industries concluded the Pink Ribbon Label on Tropical Oasis water with proceeds from the sales going to the PNGCF.
The PNGCF uses funds raised through this partnership to conduct cancer education and awareness programs that focus on cervical, breast and mouth cancer in various locations throughout the country in 2019.
Rice stated “According to World Health Organisation, 1 in three cancer cases would have been avoided by simply choosing a healthy lifestyle. This is why education of cancer prevention and early detection is so vital in PNG. We all need to take stock of our lifestyle and make better and healthier choices for our future, our children’s future and for the future of PNG.”
Napoleon added: “Education is key to empower women in PNG with the knowledge on the importance of prevention and early detection to reduce their risk of developing cancer.
“Statistics tell us that an increasing number of women in PNG die from cancer every year. We know from our awareness activities conducted in schools and communities that many of these deaths are preventable and are usually linked to the lack of knowledge on the importance of early detection and prevention among the Papua New Guinean womenfolk.
“We are grateful to both Paradise Foods & Laga Industries for their support which will assist the Foundation to continue cancer education across the country. Thank you for joining the fight against cancer.”