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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Moonwalk: A walk against breast cancer

Thursday, October 01, 2009 Posted by Vernon Go , , , , 2 comments


Moonwalk: A walk against breast cancer is organized by the Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center (EJACC), a program of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc, will be holding the 6th Moonwalk this Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m.. Moonwalk: A walk against breast cancer is called as such for it is to be done towards the night time, hence the "moon" concept.

Moonwalk: A walk against breast cancer began in 2003, the walk aims to make Cebuanos be aware of the leading cancer afflicting most of the women in Cebu today—breast cancer, and hopes to bring every Cebuana into the fight against this disease via early detection.

According to the 1998-2002 Metro Cebu Population-based Cancer Registry, one of RAFI-EJACC’s major project in its research component, breast cancer is the cancer found to affect most Cebuanas as well as the cancer with highest mortality rate.

One thousand participants—cancer support groups, public and private organizations, medical students, and women community members—have pledged to join the Moonwalk: A walk against breast cancer, which is from the Cebu Business Park grounds to Cebu IT Park.

Assembly will be at the Cebu Business Park near the Pag-ibig Tower at 4:30-5:30 p.m. A short program will follow at the end of the walk at the Asiatown IT Park open ground in front of The Walk.

The Moonwalk: A walk against breast cancer event is organized in October as the month is also known as Pink October or Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Also, the date falls during the full moon of the month, a beautiful sight to behold along with women in pink bravely marching against a dreaded disease.

The event (Moonwalk: A walk against breast cancer) aims to promote awareness of breast cancer, the leading cancer afflicting Cebuanas, and spread the message of prevention through early detection via screenings as the best way to fight the disease.

The trend also shows that it remains to be the number one in cancer incidence and mortality among the women in Cebu today. The cancer registry is the third internationally-accredited population-based registry in the Philippines and the only one in the Visayas, and connected with the International Agency for Research and Center (IARC).

EJACC also will also give free breast screenings and pap smears to different barangays in Cebu City, in collaboration with Destiny Medical Fund and I Can Serve Foundation in all Saturdays of October. For inquiries you may contact Gina Mariquit at (032) 254-6351 or (032) 256-3287.

The best way to stop this alarming break in breast cancer is through prevention. Awareness of this cancer at its early stage has been found to have led to survival, if not cure. Early detection is done via a monthly breast exam and regular mammogram.

Let us all join the Moonwalk: A walk against breast cancer and show our support against breast cancer!
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  1. I used to think that breast cancer was something only women should talk about. I just realize that it also matter to men. Thanks to the advocacy on promoting awareness to breast cancer. Now I see many male bloggers helping in making others aware of this disease. You are one of them.

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  2. @sir jerry my mom had this not long ago, it's not only the victim who is affected by this but also the people around her..that is why I support this cause :D

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