OECS Commission Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, October 21, 2016 — The OECS Commission has joined thousands of organizations globally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to highlight the importance of early detection, education and research in combating one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among women.

The Commission has partnered with Massey Stores and other businesses in supporting initiatives to encourage greater awareness of breast cancer and to encourage those with any concerns to seek early screening.

Project Management Specialist and OECS Social Committee organizer, Lisa James said it was important that people were aware that Breast Cancer could affect anyone and that the month of October was also about educating the public as to what treatments and support systems were available.

“The OECS Social Committee organizes a range of activities to encourage healthy lifestyles in recognition of the importance of preventative health measures and we take this opportunity to encourage all sectors of the community to become more aware of Breast Cancer, to ask questions and to unite in the fight against this disease”, said Lisa James.