The Samoa Housing Corporation (S.H.C.) has donated $4,220.60 to the Samoa Cancer Society.
The donation is part of their contribution to Pinktober. The Chief Executive Officer, Matautia Rula Levi, said the money was collected through a number of activities that they had organized for the staff members and their customers.
“We had a walkathon as well as a small box on our front desk for people to donate whatever,” she said.
Matautia said they had a pink file where customers who applied for loan would make contributions to help with the initiative.
“On Thursday as well, we had a small informal service where all our staff members get to share stories of their loved ones who had lost their life to cancer."
“We had a poster on our wall where our staff members can put photos of their loved ones and the informal service was to honor our loved ones who had lost their fight, and those who are still fighting and those who defeated the killer disease,” she said.
All the money collected from these events, she said, was donated to the Samoa Cancer Society as show of appreciation.
“We want them to know that we are supporting them all the way and we are also wearing pink to support Pinktober,” Matautia said.
But that’s not all, the C.E.O. and the staff also gave a gift to Manamea Schwalger.
“We have decided to present a gift to the strong Manamea Schwalger, it’s not much but it’s from our heart to help in anyway,” said Matautia.
Vice president of the Samoa Cancer Society Board, Rev. Dr. Siaosi Salesulu, accepted the cheque with gratitude. He acknowledges the support from the Samoa Housing Corporation for going out of their way to support the society. He also acknowledges the support from the community and members of the public.