Games Mascot Presents Cheque to Cancer Foundation

Tura, the official Mascot of the XV Pacific Games has presented a cheque of funds raised through a ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ event last month to the Cancer foundation of Papua New Guinea (CFPNG).

The ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ is a campaign by the Cancer Foundation aimed at raising awareness of cancers affecting everyday Papua New Guineans.

All funds raised from this event goes towards early detection, prevention and awareness programs in the country.

This is the mascot’s second year of hosting a morning tea and it also coincided with the Games 50 Days countdown.

Staff from the Games Organising committee, PNG’s sports foundation, Telikom and other organisations housed in the Telikom Rumana building in Waigani participated in the event raising over three thousand kina in donations.

Tea and cakes, including donations of bakery goods from City Pharmacy Limited (CPL) were provided on the morning.

GOC Marketing executive Manager Ken Siminji at the presentation said, “This is a small contribution but it is a demonstration of our support of the important work by the PNG Cancer foundation. We are pleased to be joining in the fight against Cancer for a second year”.

PNG Cancer Foundation CEO Mr. Dadi Toka on behalf of the organisation was thankful for GOC’s continuous support to the foundation.

He said, “The messaging behind the Games and our athletes falls in line with what we do, that is promoting healthy lifestyle habits. The contributing causes to cancer are tobacco, alcohol and betel nut and that is what our athletes are not doing in order to keep fit and healthy to compete.”