Activities and objectives of Guyana Cancer Foundation
1- We take steps to provide help and inspire hope in those affected by cancer through early detection, education, awareness, and free medical screening with a focus on the medically underserved (low-income and under-insured) population and to make a difference in their lives.
2- One of our objectives is reintegration activities to help connect cancer survivors back into society.
3- We are continously thinking and taking initiatives to enlarge the community’s support systems to make strides against cancer for fighters and survivors
Guyana Cancer Foundation Events 2017
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Guyana Cancer Foundation launched it’s first project in Guyana, by offering our 250 low-income and underinsured women free screening (pap smear) Our first phase of free pap smear started on the 14th January, 2017 where 50 women were screened.
Our second phase was conducted on the 21st Jan, 2017 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and will continued every Saturday until all 250 women are screened for cervical cancer. On the 20th Jan, 2017 Guyana Cancer Foundation launched our first “Wear It Teal & White Friday! In honour of all our Cervical Cancer Survivors and Fighters.
Our free screening program were co-sponsored by The Lingerie Shop, Akbar Store, Farah Yousuff, Mitch Satrohan and Kanhai’s Guyana Electrical. Special acknowledgement to all our Corporate Sponsors. We will continued to advocate for Early Detection Helps Save Lives!!
Guyana Cancer Foundation Events 2016
(A) 22nd Sept, 2016. This day and every third week of each month, will witness an Education & Awareness Workshop at the Medical Department of Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
(B) 29th Sept, 2016. Media Launch of Guyana Cancer Foundation
(C) 1st Oct, 2016. Tree Wrapping on Camp St Ave to Church St Ave sponsored by Impressions Printing
(D) 9th Oct , 2016. Church Service at Brickdam Cathedral Church , Brickdam & Camp St G/Town
(E) 12th Oct, 2016. Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness Workshop at Massy Group of Companies, Montrose, East Coast Demerara.
(F) 13th Oct, 2016. Prostate Cancer Awareness Workshop at Massy Group of Companies, Montrose, East Coast Demerara
(G) 21st Oct, 2016.” Wear it Pink Friday”! In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and inspire hope to all our cancer survivors.
(H) 22nd October, 2016. Our annual Breast Cancer Walk at 6 am sharp from Parade Ground, Middle Street, G/Town
We provide door knob hangers to educate women on how to do the self-breast examination in the comfort of their home for early detection
One of our main activities is the free screening program where our low-income women get access to free screening (mammogram+ sonnogram) for early detection. Over the last five years we have partnered with Cancer Institute of Guyana to provide this valuable service at a reduced cost, sponsored by N& S Mattai & Co who has made a commitment to sponsor four women per month. So far, as from last Oct, 2015 to June, 2016, 61 women have been screened, from that list, and one came out positive. Our free screening program were also co-sponsored by Queens Atlantic Inc and King’s Jewelry World last October to kickoff the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.