CMZ Breast Wellness Fair 2014 – keeping abreast about breast PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 09:30

Aside from installing the first and the biggest bra art work in the world, Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (CMZ) successfully conducted the first Breast Wellness Fair 2014 of Zamboanga City at Paseo del Mar last October 28. People flocked to it at first out of curiosity. Who wouldn’t? The fair had booths, loud music and dancing lights, contests, free give-away, beauty queens, song and dance numbers to call their attention.

This is in the name of promoting to the general public that breast cancer can be prevented and can be cure, according to the fair proponent Dr. Filipinas Rojo. She explained that the fair is part of the BRA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project of CMZ, and also in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month last October. CMZ BRA (Bra to Raise Awareness) Project is a commitment of the hospital to educate the general public about breast cancer.

The event was highlighted with the launching of BRA vinta which is made up of colorful and beaded bras - the first bra vinta in the world! The flash mob dance of 100 CMZ staff was also one of the most awaited dance numbers which was led by Dr. Rojo. Reigning Miss CMZ and her runner-ups went on stage and encouraged the people to have their breast check and shared its importance.

Breast cancer is on the rise and one of the leading causes of death of women in the Philippines. Men are not spared. A number of them have succumbed to breast cancer too.  Awareness of its symptoms and regular check-up of one’s breast before cancer cells grow is better than cancer cure. For more information, visit the Breast Wellness Center of CMZ where professional health staffs are well trained to explain about it for free. (Photo credits to Eye Opener Photography).

By Dante Corteza

"Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. For He wounds, but He binds up; He shatters, but His hands heal." Job 5:17-18