First Lady joins cause in breast cancer awareness walk
As the world continues to observe breast cancer in the month of October, First Lady Sandra Granger took to the streets in her stance against the disease.
The First Lady was joined by Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, Dr Latoya Gooding of the Oncology Department of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) along with nurses and other staffers.
The walk was organised by the Public Health Ministry in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in the treatment of breast cancer. Scores of persons against the disease joined forces in the street along with the officials. The march kicked off from Parade Ground then followed into Middle, Waterloo, Church, Irving, Lamaha and Camp Streets, and culminated at the starting point.
Those who participated paused at Merriman Mall on Church Street and at the cancer treatment ward of the GPHC on Lamaha Street, to spread the message that “early detection saves lives”. They also waved at several cancer patients warded at the hospital who looked out their windows in response to their chant.
In addition, representatives of the Social Protection Ministry, the Cancer Institute of Guyana, the Periwinkle Club, the Giving Hope Foundation, the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association and the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation participated in the event themed, “I have hope!”