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First Lady sponsors mammogram tests to support Cancer fight

First Lady Arya Ali and her Son hand over the cheque to Bibi Hassan

First Lady Arya Ali this afternoon handed over a cheque of an undisclosed amount to founder of the Guyana Cancer Foundation Bibi Hassan to assist the with fight against cancer.

The donation was made while on the Main Street Avenue in Georgetown as the First Lady’s Office, United States Embassy, Impressions and the Guyana Caner Foundation teamed up for a tree wrapping and branding exercise in support of those living with, fighting and died as a result of cancer.

A gathering of survivors, supporters and well wishers gathered at the simple event held today.

October is observed as Caner Awareness Month and there are several activities and observances usually held to bring added significance to the fight against the disease.

At the ceremony today, a call was made for the state to do more in supporting treatment for those who cannot afford it.