Campaign partnership

Health Watch

The PNG Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) and Airswift will be hosting the annual fundraiser event on the foundation’s calendar, the Pink Ribbon Lunch.
Both partners held a soft launch to recognise the continued campaign partnership and launch the event which is set to be held at the Apec Haus on Oct 20, with approval by the National Controller (National Control Centre).
The Pink Ribbon Lunch is held every October during the “Pinktober” campaign by the foundation with the aim to raise the banner of women’s cancer and public health awareness in the country.
Airswift has been a committed supporter of this campaign and the lunch event since 2018.
Lynnette Sisione, Airswift recruitment manager, was in attendance to represent the workforce solutions company.
Sisione said: “Airswift has not deterred from its partnership with the PNG Cancer Foundation since 2018 and is proud of continuing its commitment to the great work it is doing in cancer prevention advocacy and education for Papua New Guineans.
“Airswift has been touched by cancer through many lives over the years and is grateful that it can participate in reaching more lives with important information through this partnership with the PNGCF.”
Airswift maintained its commitment to the 2020 Pinktober campaign by supporting the foundation to conduct a successful four-week schedule of cancer prevention and public health awareness workshops last October.
The 2020 Pinktober campaign saw the foundation’s reach extend to over 400 participants through workshops organised for corporate and business house groups in Port Moresby.
Airswift’s support also assisted the foundation to complete a provincial outreach programme sponsored by Paradise Foods Ltd for it’s centres and factories, reaching locations across National Capital District, Central, Morobe and East New Britain during the 2020 Pinktober campaign month.
Priscillar Napoleon, PNGCF executive manager said: “Since the pandemic, we hosted a successful Daffodil Golf Challenge in August and the Pink Ribbon lunch event is the second major fundraiser event on our calendar.
“Most of our core activities, including awareness and education programmes progressed throughout the pandemic phase subject to the Covid-19 protocols.”
Sharing more on the event programme, Napoleon said: “The specialist professor Dr Mathias Sapuri from the Pacific International Hospital will be present as the event’s keynote speaker and we will also have a message from Dr Beena Dagam who is a surgeon at the Port Moresby General Hospital and we have a cancer advocate who will share their story on the day.
“Those attending can expect to have an enjoyable lunch hour with entertainment from a local artist and have the chance to win lucky prize giveaways.”