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Oct 15, 2019

2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer Unveiled

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month today the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children in partnership with the Belize Cancer Society unveiled its 2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer. This year’s photo shoot included six participants who are willing to tell their stories and become advocates. Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow says that this year’s cancer awareness flyer will underscore that cancer has no face and discriminates against no one. Barrow hopes that the flyer serves as a source of motivation for cancer patients to keep on fighting.

 

Kim Simplis Barrow

Kim Simplis Barrow, Special Envoy for Women and Children

“For us it is very important to find creative ways of getting our ladies to do their self breast examination and for them to get their mammograms. I think it is very important. It is a part of creating awareness and it is also an opportunity for these ladies to take their lives back and to take control of who they are.We normally ask cancer survivors to participate in this photo shoot so they are actors. They are actually the advocates and why is that important? Why is it important to get other people to be advocates? Because cancer knows no age, it knows no ethnicity and so we are all advocates. It is important for them use their journey, if they want to, to inspire others to get tested and to know that we can beat and we can survive.”


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