Hospital Poroman Foundation

Artists sign up for cancer campaign

PNG's leading guitarist Adrian 'Sledge' Gedisa, drummer John Hakalits, male singer Twin Tribe’s Radley Lavaiamat and female singer Mereani Masani are ambassadors of the campaign.

Gedisa is coloring his dreads pink for the cancer campaign.

He has chosen pink because of his mother in-law who lost her battle to breast cancer in 1997.

Radley supports this campaign with the aim to reduce the statistics of people suffering from cancer.

The foundation is overjoyed to have PNG elite musicians frontline the campaign as ambassadors for its fundraising drive.

Heaĺth chief commends hospital

Last week the foundation held a fundraiser for the Kimbe General Hospital but was disappointed Kase and his deputy failed to turn up.

Kase was out of the country on an official trip with Health Minister Michael Malabag in Guam.

He says it is unfortunate that a lack of communication resulted in a no show from the department at the fundraiser.

Hospital Poroman Foundation launches cancer initiative

It's aimed at raising funds to drive the awareness of cancer in the country.

The event will see people from all walks of life get a sponsor to shave, trim or colour their hair for children diagnosed with cancer.

The funds raised will go towards supporting cancer patients and medical professionals in PNG to prevent, detect and treat cancer and advocate for cancer control and for persons diagnosed with cancer.

The funds will also help to educate communities about cancer and how to reduce cancer risks and recognise symptoms of cancers.