The PNG Cancer Foundation calendar

The PNG Cancer Foundation anticipates hitting the peak this year in conducting cancer advocacy and education programs.

This will be done through various programs and fundraiser activities.

The Foundation is back this year with its 3 major programs; the Healthy Teens School Program, Community Outreach & Prevention Education and Provincial Cancer Outreach Program.

The Healthy Teens School Program empowers teenagers to make healthy lifestyle choices as a way to reduce their cancer risk in the future.

The aim of the program is to promote healthy habits earlier in life with emphasis on discouraging teens from smoking and drinking alcohol.

The community and provincial outreach and preventative programs educate the public about cancer risk, the importance of early screening, and prevention.

This program consists of education and awareness sessions on cervical, breast and mouth cancer.

Apart from these programs, the Cancer Foundation will run its annual campaigns, including Daffodil Month in August, Pinktober in October and Mausgras Campaign in November, designed purposely to combat men’s cancers.

The Daffodil Golf Corporate Challenge and Pink Ribbon lunch will also be on again this year.

Carolyn Ure