Friday 15 November, 2019

Focused on saving lives, LASCO Curves donates 30 mammograms to JCS

Renee Rose (left), Corporate Programmes Manager at LASCO Distributors Limited presents a cheque valued at $120,000 to cover costs associated with mammography screenings for 30 women to The Jamaica Cancer Society’s (JCS) Shullian Brown (centre), Fundraising and Public Relations Officer and Michael Leslie, Finance Manager on Wednesday at the JCS head office in Kingston.

Renee Rose (left), Corporate Programmes Manager at LASCO Distributors Limited presents a cheque valued at $120,000 to cover costs associated with mammography screenings for 30 women to The Jamaica Cancer Society’s (JCS) Shullian Brown (centre), Fundraising and Public Relations Officer and Michael Leslie, Finance Manager on Wednesday at the JCS head office in Kingston.

Mammograms are key to early breast cancer detection.

LASCO Curves, the feminine care brand of LASCO Distributors Limited has donated $120,000 to the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to cover costs associated with mammography screenings for 30 women.

The presentation was made on Wednesday at JCS’ head offices in Kingston in honour of World Mammography Day, celebrated this year on Friday, October 18.

LASCO Curves recognises that although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment; there are still many women in communities across Jamaica, especially in rural areas, who have limited access to financial resources to take charge of their health.

According to LASCO Distributors Limited Corporate Programmes Manager Renee Rose “It is important that women are aware of ways in which to protect themselves. Curves continues to evolve along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. We are happy to support our nations women in taking a proactive approach to their health.

“This year we are giving 30 ladies, from the general public who would not otherwise be able to afford the screening, the opportunity to come and get their mammogram screenings done free of cost at the Jamaica Cancer Society,” she continued.

For the past four years LASCO has been unwavering in its support for the Jamaica Cancer Society Early and the fight against breast cancer.

“Breast cancer continues to remain the number one cancer among Jamaican women for the last 10 to 15 years. The donation of 30 mammograms by LASCO is timely and significant. It will go a long way in assisting our underserved women - some who have never done a mammogram or those who haven’t done one in a long time – take better control of their health. LASCO continues to set the perfect example by giving to those most in need and we truly appreciate their donation to the cause” explained Shulian Brown Fundraising and Public Relations Officer at The Jamaica Cancer Society.

World Mammography Day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defence against breast cancer is early detection; as a mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign

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