Children of persons with breast cancer receive laptops

October 30, 2017
Science Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley (centre), presents 13-year-old Kristen Bowen (left) and her younger sister, seven-year-old Kassidy Bowen, with laptop computers during the Universal Service Fund (USF) 'Positively Pink Midday Mingle' held Wednesday at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Auditorium. The event, staged in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sought to celebrate survivors and family members affected by breast cancer as well as raise awareness of the disease.

The Universal Service Fund handed over four laptops to the children of persons affected by breast cancer during its Positively Pink Midday Mingle last week in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Several breast cancer survivors were also presented with gift vouchers for spa treatment at the Eden Gardens Resort and Spa in Kingston.

Science Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley hailed the initiative and stressed the importance of family support for persons battling breast cancer.

"In the family structure with husband, wife and children, when the woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and may have to remove her breast, the whole family must support that woman. I am pleased to see that as a society, we are maturing and accepting that this is part of the process, and we are more supportive of women affected by this terrible disease," he said.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed annually in October internationally in an effort to raise awareness and increase knowledge on early detection, education and treatment of the disease.

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