CMZ Breast Wellness Fair at Paseo del Mar PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 October 2014 00:00

As a closing program for this October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (CMZ) will conduct tomorrow, Oct. 28, Zamboanga City’s first Breast Wellness Fair. It will be held at the Paseo del Mar from 4pm onwards. Entrance is free.

The event is in conjunction with CMZ  B.R.A. Campaign Project, the hospital’s first CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program launched last March. The B.R.A. stands for Bra to Raise Awareness, an effort to emphasize the importance of early detection of breast cancer.  To get more public’s attention, the event will be held near the huge art installation which is made up of joint decorated bras at the Paseo del Mar. It is called CMZ B.R.E.A.S.T. (Bra to Raise Awareness for Screening and Treatment) Installation Art.

This is a unique way to raise public awareness that breast cancer is the No. 1 killer among women today, the event’s organizer, Dr. Filipina Rojo said. Men are not spare too, an alarming number of them have also been detected to have breast cancer, she warned. Hence, people should not take for granted if there are lumps (bukol) in their breast. Have it check with a doctor immediately.

Dr. Rojo is inviting everyone to come, see, win, and learn what’s happening at the fair. The center of attention is the information drive booth that offers free breast consultation and screening for women as well as free medical clinic for all ages, she explained.

A mini-obstacle course, Mini-Breast Awareness Challenge, will also be held with matching prizes for winners. And three (3) lucky booth women visitors above 40 will also have the chance to win and get a free digital mammography at the CMZ Breast Wellness Center, Dr. Rojo announced. It will be a day of fun and excitement, she assures us, to know more about breasts.

Different companies have been invited to join to sell healthy food and drink products in the fair. Cosmetic company, Mary Kay for one, will conduct a free image and personality development program.  DSWD will join and sell products produced by PWD (people with disability) women. They will offer also relaxing and stress free massage.

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. “ Proverbs 14:1

By: Dante Corteza