October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organizations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education, and research. Many people refer to the month as “Pinktober”, where people don their favourite pink outfits as a show of support for Breast Cancer.
In conjunction of Breast Cancer Month, on Friday, 26th October 2018, Boat Noodle Brunei held their own talking session for their staffs with the invited guest of honors, President of the Brunei Breast Cancer Support Group (BBCSG), Puan Ratu Hjh Aminah Binti Hj Hawa Momin, Secretary Puan Ratu Datin Hjh Dayang Jaliha Binti Pg Haji Hawa Momin, Puan Hjh Tuty Binti Haji Abdul Wahab, Puan Linda Aini Abdullah, Puan Hjh Shima Binti Hj Yussof Khan and Puan Mazni Abdullah. Also invited were social media influencers, namely Rano Iskandar, Thanis Lim, Ajeeratul, Sofeana Suffian, and Amirul Adli.
To start the event, a short speech was given by the CEO of Boat Noodle Brunei, Mohd Syafiq Suferi, and started the sharing session on how to prevent and to learn on how to check the early stages of Breast Cancer.
“early detection saves lives”
The sharing session was continued with other committees of the BBCSG members and the invited guests which were very positive and useful. One thing we all learned from Puan Ratu Hjh Aminah that we should all take note from is, “It is important to have your families’ support” and “early detection saves lives”.
There are plenty of other ways to get involved and give support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond. It’s a time to remind women that it’s vital to talk to their doctor about early breast cancer screening and detection. No one fights alone, and we need to take care of ourselves.
Whether you are fighting it, living with it, helping someone going through it, remember that you are not alone. Be strong because you never know who you’re inspiring.