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Pacific TAFE hosts WOWS Kids Fiji for Pinktober awareness

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Pacific TAFE hosts WOWs Kids Fiji as part of the Pinktober awareness drive.

The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) hosted the WOWS Kids Fiji in recognition to the Pinktober Awareness drive. 

The Pacific TAFE hosted the Foundation in a gesture to contribute, encourage and support the WOWS Kids Foundation in fulfilling the needs of the children living with cancer in Fiji.

Pacific TAFE, Chief Executive Officer, Hasmukh Lal said cancer was a word that no one wanted to hear or think about, however there were many people that were faced with this unpleasant word every day.

“There are also many survivors among us – among our society with amazing stories of courage, determination, sacrifice and strength,” he said. Their journeys have been incredibly challenging and difficult, they have been to the edge and back, and yet are as living examples of strength and fortitude. I salute them all as they have been our inspiration.”

He said the Pinktober awareness month gave individuals an opportunity to celebrate the essence of life and pay homage to those individuals, who were no longer with us.

“Today, we celebrate the courage, determination and resilience of cancer survivors everywhere. We also celebrate the dedication and perseverance of researchers, physicians and policymakers who have made cancer survivorship possible,” he said. Although we celebrate cancer survivorship today, we also acknowledge that we have not yet won the war on cancer.

According to a cancer physician Richard L. Deming; this year there will be nearly 1.6 million new cases of cancer and nearly two-thirds of those cases could be prevented.”

The Team Leader, WOWs Kids Fiji, Ms. Viola Lesi acknowledged the support and assistance provided by USP Pacific TAFE.

“What actually you are doing is you are partnering with WOWs Kids Fiji and assisting us provide for our little champs,” she said. “The assistance will go a long way –it will make a difference in the work that we do and most importantly it is pleasing to note that an academic institution takes pride in contributing towards a good course.”


This news item was published on 24 Oct 2018 01:37:51 pm. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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