The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) on Friday, October 28, ended its Pink Week Celebration with an interactive segment with a breast cancer survivor.
The week-long event aimed to support the global effort to create awareness about breast cancer and promote early detection and treatment to reduce breast cancer by 2.5 percent per year.
Sharing her experience about how she recovered from Breast Cancer; Madam Benita, a breast cancer Survivor and a volunteer at Breast Care International-Ghana emphasized early detection and treatment. She encouraged employees and students to get screened and seek medical attention when they feel anything strange in their breasts. According to her, it will be best for medical professionals to assist because not all abnormalities in the breast are breast cancer. She led participants to perform self-check breast screening.
Over 100 people -made up of men and women- got their breasts screened for two days with guests from organizations nearby. There was also a massive turnout of men who came in their numbers to get screened.
In a closing remark by the Director-General for GI-KACE, Dr. Collins Yeboah-Afari indicated that the Pink Week Celebration was educative and very helpful to all who participated. “The Pink Week Celebration has created the opportunity for many individuals to voice out issues regarding breast cancer. We hope to sustain this annual event to catch the necessary awareness on breast cancer in Ghana.
The beautiful and colorful week was successful and very efficient with attendance from Staff of GI-KACE, MoCD, NITA, National Service Personnel (NSS), students, interns, and staff from Parliament House.