The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries every October worldwide, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
According to the World Health Organization WHO, breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries.
The organization further states that there is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer currently. Therefore, early detection of the disease remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control. When breast cancer is detected early, and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance that breast cancer can be cured. If detected late, however, curative treatment is often no longer an option. In such cases, palliative care to relief the suffering of patients and their families is needed.
Indonesia will also take part in this global movement with fundraising campaigns and charity events throughout the month of October, where many women and men can be seen sporting pink ribbons, the symbol of breast cancer awareness.
Indonesia Goes Pink 2017
LOVEPINK together with Bali Pink Ribbon, Reach to Recovery Surabaya and Rumah Sakit Onkologi Surabaya (RSOS) are organizing Indonesia Goes Pink 2017, which will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali on 7 & 8 October. The two-day event is scheduled to feature a gathering of around 1000 breast cancer survivors from all across the archipelago, a charity run as well as a breast screening programme.
Visit www.indonesiagoespink.com for more information.
BWA Annual Pink Golf Day
The British Women’s Association (BWA) will once more host its annual “PINK” Golf Day on Wednesday, 25 October, in Jakarta. Open to members and non-members and both women and men, BWA invites everyone to come together for a good cause. All playing levels are invited to sign up for the Texas Scramble format game at Matoa Nasional Golf Course in South Jakarta. Team captains are requested to forward the names of their players. Those who would like to join but don’t have their own team will be connected to other players by the BWA.
Registration forms and full details are available online and at the BWA House. For more questions, contact [email protected] or Whatsapp +6281283789072.
Starbucks Indonesia kicks off its breast cancer awareness campaign in October to support the Love Pink Foundation and encourage young women to do regular check ups and share their experience with others.
During the whole month of October, Starbucks Indonesia offers specially crafted, pink-colored drinks for Rp. 25000 each. 10 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the Love Pink Foundation.
While the drinks may only be available in October, Starbucks Indonesia’s commitment is long-term: they will continue to support the foundation through organizing talk shows and discussions to keep raising awareness.