Tuesday, November 19

Breast cancer awareness talk at Rasa Ria

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Group Photo – A group photo with the participants together with Dr Jaina, Dr Anita, Kinabalu Pink Ribbon and staff of Rasa Ria.

KOTA KINABALU: Kinabalu Pink Ribbon conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness Talk in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the fourth year running at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa to increase awareness and encourage positive action amongst women and their families towards breast cancer.

On hand to witness the talk was Datin Seri Dr Jaina Sintian, the wife of Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Madius Tangau.

“According to the Malaysian National Cancer Registry (MNCR) Report 2011, cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Malaysia and breast cancer is the most common form of malignancy affecting women.

“It’s not often that members of the public get to sit down and talk with the doctors about any concerns they may have or questions that they may want answered. For those who want to learn more about breast cancer in general, an event such as this is a great opportunity to do so” said Dr Anita Boay, Medical Advisor of Kinabalu Pink Ribbon.

“Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa will continue to play a role in greater community engagement through platforms like this. On this occasion we want to help support the drive for raising public awareness of breast cancer.

“We are excited to be a part of the Kinabalu Pink Ribbon campaign in educating women on the importance of early detection and treatment. The resort will continue to support this through a Golf Charity game this coming Saturday, 12th October at the Dalit Bay Golf.

“The proceeds from this golf tournament will go to Kinabalu Pink Ribbon for ensuring they continue to help drive this important message across Sabah,” said Fiona Hagan, General Manager of Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa.

Supporting the Breast Cancer Awareness Talk are the team from Jesselton Medical Centre that provided basic health checks with participants from the local community, Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Tuaran with representatives from a few schools in Tuaran and  Majlis Daerah Tuaran.