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Bali to host breast cancer awareness campaign

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, July 13, 2017 | 06:32 pm
Bali to host breast cancer awareness campaign

The two-day event is scheduled to feature a survivor gathering event, a charity run and a breast screening program. (Shutterstock/File)

Indonesia Goes Pink, a breast cancer awareness event, is slated to be held on Oct. 7-8 in Nusa Dua, Bali.

Initiated by the Lovepink community in collaboration with Bali Pink Ribbon, Reach to Recovery Surabaya and Surabaya Oncology Hospital (RSOS), the annual event will be held as part of world breast cancer awareness month.

The two-day event is scheduled to feature a survivor gathering event, a charity run and a breast screening program.

The survivor gathering event will be held on Oct. 7 and will feature workshops and a dinner.

Meanwhile, the charity run, which includes a fun-walk, 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer, and 21 kilometer race, will be held the following day.

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Those interested in joining the charity run may register via the Indonesia Goes Pink website prior to Sept. 24.

Indonesia Goes Pink vice chairman Samantha Barbara said the number of breast patient victims in Indonesia was increasing.

“[Lovepink’s care center] receives two to three breast cancer patients every day,” added Samantha.

Through the Check Your Own Breasts (SADARI) program, Indonesia Goes Pink hopes to increase public awareness on the importance of early screening.

"Early detection is one way to decrease the number of late-stage breast cancer victims," said Lovepink co-founder Shanti Persada. (kes)

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