S.S.A.B. donates to cancer society

SSAB concluded its Pinktober Campaign yesterday by donating $5,000 to the Samoa Cancer Society and was received by Su’a John Ryan, the President for Samoa Cancer Society. The donation was presented by the CEO of SSAB, Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai.

“On behalf of Samoa Cancer Society, we are in awe of the work done by SSAB. Ever since June this year, SSAB has been helping our organization non-stop and we are in gratitude of the work they do. We do not have enough words to express our heart of thankfulness to SSAB for their heart to give and the love they have shown throughout their Pinktober Campaign 2021, especially now in the midst of the pandemic and the current economic situation. I want to note that the work that SSAB does is related to the Samoan culture and it is embedded in the SSAB spirit and the work of the SSAB family done through not only this Pinktober Campaign but in the success of the SSAB Company over the years.”

The funds from this donation were collected through the Pink Sei and Scrunchies sold for $5 each at all SSAB branches, 5% of the total pink sales from the public purchases as well as the SSAB A4 paper campaign that has $5 deducted from each box purchased.

Also included in the donation was $2,000 from the SSAB staff who sold pink ribbons to advocate breast cancer for women and blue for prostate cancer of men. These ribbons were sold throughout the month of October to more than 10 government and private offices. All the proceeds from this supporting campaign were part of the donation. 

 It is the first time a project like this has been initiated by the staff of SSAB. The project was led by Andrew McCarthy, Whiteware and Maintenance Manager and Filemu Samoa, Stock Control Manager alongside their team members. 

“This initiative by our team was inspired by our CEO, Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai. With her heart to give and to bless others with the blessings that she has, it has been the drive for this project. She has instilled in us goodwill, and for that we are thankful for her help as well as the support from our fellow buyers who have put this project into fruition,” stated Andrew McCarthy, Manager for the Whiteware and Maintenance section at SSAB.

The SSAB Pinktober Campaign 2021 has now come to an end, Tofilau Fiti extends her appreciation to the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, ANZ Bank, and Samoa Commercial Bank for their assistance to the SSAB Pinktober Campaign.

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