Housing Corp. becomes cancer awareness advocate for life
The Samoa Housing Corporation (S.H.C) has pledged to donate annually to help the Samoa Cancer Society with her public awareness promotions for the early detection as a means for early prevention of Cancer in particular Breast Cancer.
The Chief Executive Officer, Mata’utia Rula Levi, reassured last week that staff members and the Corporations’ Board of Directors are all behind the decision.
S.H.A presented the first of $4220.60 donation to the Samoa Cancer Society as part of the Pinktober Month.
“We all have family members who lost their lives to cancer and those still fighting cancer,” said Matautia.
“And our staff and Board through our donation would like to reassure our cancer patients that we are fighting together with them.
“Through our regular prayer meetings, staff have also shared their personal experiences from relatives affected by cancer.
“We get to share our own losses and grievances for our relatives diagnosed with cancer because I tell you it’s better to share than to bury it because it will never heal the pain.”
The S.H.C’s support according to Mata’utia is also to honour the memory of a late Chief Executive and past staff members who lost the battle to cancer.
The proceeds were raised by a staff walkathon and through public donations targeting S.H.C clients to deposit whatever they can donate in a special Piggy Bank at the main office.
In the presentation ceremonies, Manamea Apelu Tuiletufuga Saaga Schwalger, a catalyst leading the awareness campaign and hailed as a fighter against Cancer was also acknowledged.