Tonga Breast Cancer Society

Tonga Breast Cancer Society to increase breast cancer awareness

“We hope to use some of the money donated to set up a programme so women from both public and private sector organisations participate annually in breast screening – early detection really does save lives,” said Christine ‘Uta’atu, Treasurer of the Tonga Breast Cancer Society.

‘Uta’atu made the comment after the organisation received TOP$13,650 from the New Zealand High Commissioner, Tiffany Babington and Liz Cowley, owner of the Waterfront Restaurant.

The funds were raised at a Pink Ribbon Survivors High Tea held on 12 October 2018.

Digicel present auction prizes to Tonga Breast Cancer Society

Auction Prizes consisted of a Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone and Top Up Credit with the value of $200 TOP.

Digicel Tonga is currently running a promotion across all its stores with every smartphone sold, $1 is donated towards the Tonga Breast Cancer Society.

Representatives of Digicel were privileged to present its support this afternoon and has been a great supporter of promoting breast cancer awareness amongst its customers and staff.

Tonga Breast Cancer Society marks 10 years of awareness

Speaking to more than 50 guests, Radiologist Specialist Dr. ‘Ana ‘Akau’ola said Tonga Breast Cancer Society Inc. mandate has always been to support and complement the work of the Ministry of Health to combat this disease as it has claimed many lives both young and old.

“Breast cancer remains the number one cancer affecting women in Tonga. Its incidence is still the highest in all cancers encountered in Tonga. Worldwide, breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women during the course of their lives.”

Digicel Tonga donates $1000 cash to Tonga Breast Cancer Society

The donation is part of the company’s efforts to help women who are suffering and need treatment.

Digicel Tonga in the month of October donated $1 towards the worthy cause for every Smart phone sold in all their stores.

Cancer is the second cause of death in Tonga according to the Director of Health – Dr. Siale ‘Akauola.

At an event to launch breast cancer awareness month in October, Dr. ‘Akau’ola urged women to get early detection screening help and get treatment as soon as possible.