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#Providenciales, September 16, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The National Cancer Society of the Turks and Caicos will launch its annual campaigns and events to raise awareness about Breast Cancer, increase fundraising efforts and honor survivors of Cancer within the Turks and Caicos Islands.

This year the organization will boost awareness efforts through a series of collaborative activities with the TCI Hospital.  The Society also plans to engage other government and corporate bodies in this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness events in an effort to drive the message of early testing and awareness to Turks and Caicos Islands residents.

Rosemary Jolly, President of the National Cancer Society noted, “While there has not been an exponential rise in cancer, we are always concerned when there is a new diagnoses. To date, Breast and Prostate Cancers remain the two highest detected cancers in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our focus is to ensure that our people are made aware and educated on the threats of this disease, through collaborative efforts with all of our partners in health, and to stand in the gap for our Cancer Fighters.”

Those collaborative efforts include increased educational campaigns on Cancer and new fundraising targets which would allow the National Cancer Society to expand its support programs to those living with Cancer in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Colorectal Cancer are the three most common types of cancers diagnosed at the TCI Hospital, with officials noting a combination of thirty-three (33) different types of cancers detected in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

With this information, President Jolly said the cancer society’s main focus is to encourage more women from the age of 40 and over, to register and get tested for Breast Cancer. Additionally, the organization is calling on more volunteers and personal donors to help with the ongoing efforts of the National Cancer Society.

The Breast Cancer Awareness activities kick off with the National Cancer Society’s annual Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday October 5, 2019 featuring a health fair in collaboration with TCI hospital, as well as sponsored giveaways for participants. Health practitioners will be on hand to provide free health screenings for Diabetes, Hypertension, BMI and Cholesterol and provide healthy lifestyle tips.

On Saturday October 12, 2019, the highly anticipated party-In the Pink- returns to the Palms Resort. Featuring live band, DJ, shopping experience and live poker games for charity, In the Pink is the largest boutique- shopping and fundraiser for the National Cancer Society.

Saturday October 19, 2019, NCS will be in North and Middle Caicos for its annual walkathon for the residents of North and Middle Caicos. The events end with the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Saturday October 26, 2019 at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resorts.

For more information on fundraising and ongoing events, contact the National Cancer Society at 649-232-8177.

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The National Cancer Society TCI is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to help raise awareness on the early detection, treatment and hopefully, prevention of cancer in our small nation of islands. Should you have any further queries, please contact President Rosemary Jolly on 649-232-8177 or email nationalcancersociety@gmail.com

Release: National Cancer Society

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