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#473547 - 09/28/13 06:19 AM Celebrating Cancer Awareness
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October is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month and in solidarity, this morning Cancer survivor Kim Simplis Barrow launched a campaign called "Paint Belize Pink". A ribbon was installed on the Whitfield Tower, and we found out why.

Kim Simplis Barrow
"The "Paint Belize Pink" campaign is really to encourage people to wear their pink ribbons, to wear their pink shirts, to wear anything pink. To light a candle for those who have lost the battle. To change their bulb to pink. To keep the hope alive and really to encourage people to do their self-breast examinations that is so very important. To go and get tested."

"We encourage women and men because as you know men too can get breast cancer and so we want to keep the fire burning for all our victims and we want to make sure they are remembered in a very special way."

"How long will this campaign lasts?"

Kim Simplis Barrow
"The entire month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I know that the Cancer Society countrywide will be doing different activities."

"What we did from our office really is to try to encourage companies to place prominently the pink ribbon. Thankfully we've gotten a lot of support from major companies like BTL, they will have their customer service representative wearing pink t-shirts the entire month of October. And other companies like the Central Bank who will be displaying the pink ribbon on the building."

"We are hoping to get the pink ribbon up at the National Assembly building. The Belize Tourism Board will also be displaying the pink ribbon. Again it's a slow process but it's a welcome process and that's really good to know that companies, businesses, individuals are willing to participate in this project."

For Business owners and companies who may be interested in getting a ribbon, you can contact the Special Envoy for Women and Children office on Coney Drive.

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#473852 - 10/02/13 06:52 AM Re: Celebrating Cancer Awareness [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Let's Paint Belize Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Video.... Kim Simplis Barrow

San Pedro Town Council

We have gone PINK! The San Pedro Town Council is joining the "Paint Belize Pink" Campaign. Our office has been decorated pink and we have declared every Friday for the month of October, PINK FRIDAY, where our staff will be wearing pink shirts! Join the cause and let's spread the awareness!

#474192 - 10/05/13 07:08 AM Re: Celebrating Cancer Awareness [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
Message from the San Pedro Cancer Society:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2013

1. Breast Exams and Pap Smears Courtesy of the Dr. Otto Rodriguez Polyclinic and Ministry of Health. (Monday to Fridays After 1pm and ALL DAY Campaign on October 19th, 2013)
2. Food Sale (Tamales 3 for $10)Behind the Primary School Next to Boaz Golf Cart Rentals and Island Adventures (October 19th, 2013 all day)
3. Now taking orders for T-shirts. $20 Each. Deadline is on October 15th, 2013. Design will be made available via Facebook or any of our members.
4. Hair Day (In Collaboration with councillor Carlos Barrientos). Behind the Primary School Next to Boaz Golf Cart Rentals and Island Adventures. On October 19th, 2013. We will be shaving or dying hair with a pink streak for a small fee.

All Proceeds will go to the San Pedro Cancer Society and its patients.


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