GTT raises $10M through virtual Pinktober 2020 events

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) company’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens said she was thrilled that the company, with the input from Guyanese, was able to meet its targeted fundraising, despite the coronavirus pandemic. She made this announcement on World Cancer Day.
In light of the COVID 19 pandemic, GTT’s Pinktober events had to be hosted virtually. The 2020 Pinktober outreach consisted of a series of virtual and interactive activities, including Fit and Pink Friday, a newly added TikTok challenge, Pink Fridays and a dedicated Mental Health Day in addition to the annual sales of Pinktober branded items.
Gittens, on behalf of GTT, pledged to continue the fight against cancer through fundraising to support cancer care – and by being the champion of cancer awareness in Guyana.
“We knew it was impossible to host our regular activities, especially with the necessary physical distancing policies in place. However, we are eternally grateful to all who were able to purchase a Pinktober bottle and sponsor our Pinktober events, thereby joining us in a national effort to combat cancer and ensure cancer care provision. Your support will go towards strengthening our fight against cancer and is a truly tangible reminder that we are in this together,” Gittens said.
All proceeds went into cancer care and treatment to the benefit of patients across Guyana. (G15)