In an effort to reduce the risks of women and girls getting breast cancer in Liberia, former Deputy Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Jacqueline M. Capehart, on Saturday, November 2, 2018, launched a Check Yourself Campaign for Breast Cancer.
The campaign was launched in collaboration with Jacqueline M. Capehart Awareness Foundation.
The one –day awareness and fund raising program to establish the first ever Liberia Breast Cancer Foundation took place at the Paynesville town Hall outside Monrovia.
It was held under the theme: ‘’Supporting the Fighters , Admiring the Survivors and Honoring the Taken and Never Ever Giving Up Hope.”
On the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Jacqueline Capehart Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation for Women launches a powerful new call to action:#Check Yourself.
Check Yourself is the latest step in the Jacqueline M. Capehart Breast Cancer Crusade, which raises funds and awareness for critical research and access to care programs.
The Aim of the Breast Cancer Awareness is to address the confusion relating to screening strategies and encourages women to take control of their own breast health with several simple steps: Know Your Risks. Know Your Body. Talk to Your Doctor and Check Yourself among others.
Speaking to the gathering, Breast Cancer Survivor and former Deputy Information Minister in whose honor the foundation is named explained her Life Story of how she Survived Breast Cancer.
Madam Capehart said it is tough and rough to live with Breast Cancer. She said this period can leave you frustrated and it quickly leads to death.
She said the launch of her Breast Cancer Foundation will help to disseminate breast health information to help reduce the risk of getting Breast Cancer.
Also Speaking to the INSIGHT, a Special Guest and Inspirational Singer, Liberia’s Culture Ambassador, Julie Endee, said the awareness is a complete Milestone for Liberia.
She said it will help to educate and reach out to every Liberian especially Women concerning the disease and the way to prevent it from spreading.
‘’We hope to reach more people than ever before.”
“Singing and dancing are my passions. I am thrilled and inspired to have had the opportunity to apply these passions to create a new music in support of the breast cancer awareness cause, and how to prevent it,” she added.
This Breast Cancer campaign is very personal for me,” said Ambassador Endee, who did an on stage performance at the Launch of the Jacqueline M. Capehart Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.
Madam Endee who is a singer, songwriter, and choreographer did sing a song Called “Peace” at the launching program.
“My sister Jacque was diagnosed with breast cancer few years ago and as a breast cancer survivor and champion for the cause, she inspires me every day. My hope is that this message is spread out to every Liberian and will inspire women and men to take charge of their own breast health through screening, detection, and treatment,” Madam Endee added.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation was launched on Saturday with all participants dress in Pink Ribbon color and photo display of the Survivor.
Survivor Jacqueline m. Capehart was the guest-of-honor at the Pink Ribbon Launch Awareness at the Paynesville Town Hall.
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