BCHC Events To Mark World Cancer Day

February 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

In order to mark World Cancer Day on February 4, the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC]  is partnering with businesses to host ‘Round Up at the Till’ or ‘Denim Day’ events.

A spokesperson said, “Marking World Cancer Day on February 4, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, a member of the Union for International Cancer Control [UICC], is taking to the community to raise awareness of the fact that 30-50% of cancers are preventable.

“To create a meaningful impact which people can convert into healthy lifestyle habits, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is stepping up their community and corporate cancer prevention programmes. But they need your support to make this happen.

World Cancer Day 2021

“We are asking organisations to contribute to healthier workplaces, be powerful voices in the community and act as a vital support for employees impacted by cancer by partnering with us,” states Deborah Titterton Narraway, Chief Marketing Officer at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre.

“We know times are tough as we are still faced with Covid-19, but we also know that every donation no matter how small, when combined, will make a big impact”.

This World Cancer Day, the Centre is partnering with businesses to host ‘Round Up at the Till’ or ‘Denim Day’ events on February 4, 2021.

To date, Miles Market Ltd., Lindo’s Family Foods Devonshire, Lindo’s Family Foods Warwick, Rock Island Café, Modblu Boutique and Duch Pops Bermuda have committed to providing their customers with the opportunity to round up their purchase total or make a donation at the cash register.

A dozen organisations so far have registered to host Denim Days; inviting their staff to make a donation in exchange for wearing jeans [or PJs if virtual] or a favourite Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre T-shirt and donating the collection of funds to the Centre.

Funds raised through this year’s World Cancer Day events will support the Centre’s cancer prevention programmes making the series more accessible through Zoom and in-person presentations.

“Our presentations and discussions explore how certain lifestyle choices are known to be associated with the onset of a variety of cancers, which we know now are largely preventable,” says Azuree Williams, Event and Programme Manager, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre. “Each one of us can make small daily changes to reduce our risk of being diagnosed with cancer one day”.

Ms Narraway adds, “We would be remise this World Cancer Day if we did not say thank you to our nurses, technologists and therapists, doctors, volunteers, and other caregivers at our Centre and working in oncology in Bermuda, as well as our government agencies, who have worked tirelessly this past year through the Covid-19 pandemic.”

To find out how you can become involved this World Cancer Day visit www.chc.bm.”

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