SSAB donates to encourage cancer survivors
Samoa Stationery and Books (SSAB) has donated $2,250 tala and 20 boxes of pink A4 papers to the Samoa Cancer Society.
S.S.A.B President and Chief Executive Officer, Tofilau Fiti Lafaele-Leung Wai, said they wanted to support the society and encourage cancer patients to never give up hope.
“One of the strongest reasons why I support this cause is because there are some people close to me that have fought their battle and not only I’m affected by their struggles, more importantly, they have inspired me to continue these donations,” she said.
One of these patients who had inspired Tofilau is her older sister, Fuimaono Atimamao Toleafoa, who lives in Utah. She is a survivor of cancer.
Tofilau said Fuimaono has fought against cancer with so much heart and determination to live for her family, as she recently also welcomed her second daughter.
“She has a lot of faith in God and I believe that is why God has healed her completely."
Another patient who inspired her was the late Manamea Apelu Schwalger.
For every purchase of pink paper boxes sold, SSAB put away $5. After 225 boxes were sold, SSAB managed to raise $1,125.
The company then decided to double the amount, which was presented to member of the Samoa Cancer Society, Verona Parker.
Mrs. Parker acknowledged the continuous support of S.S.A.B.
“This is not the only part you have assisted us with so thank you so much Tofilau and S.S.A.B for responding favorably to our requests," she said. "We are forever grateful for your support."