Remington Group donates K140,000 to cancer foundation


Cervical Cancer Education Programme (CCEP) will reach other centres in Papua New Guinea, thanks to Remington Group.
Remington joined the fight against cancer by sponsoring the 2019 PNG Cancer Foundation CCEP with K140,000.
CCEP provides awareness on cervical cancer and conducts workshops for female high school students in grades 10 to 12.
The message is a clear one of prevention and is intended to have a positive impact on young women.
The company has sales and service centres in Lae, Madang,
Mt Hagen, Kimbe, Wewak, Kokopo and Port Moresby and through this partnership PNGCF will take the CCEP to schools in these places.
Cancer foundation executive manager Priscillar Napoleon thanked Remington for the funding and for conducting education awareness in these schools in their impact area.
“It is important that young women know that making healthy lifestyle choices today can protect their families and their future from cancer,” she said.
“The main objective of this programme is not only to bring awareness to these young women, but more importantly, for them to start taking their health seriously and do regular screening and self-examination now, rather than later.”
Remington chief executive Peter Goodwin said he was proud to start its partnership with the CCEP.
“Cervical cancer is the most-common form of cancer affecting women in PNG,” he said.
“We believe that through important school-based programmes like this one, our young Papua New Guinean women will be made aware of the signs of cervical cancer earlier in their life.
“Early detection is key to survival allowing our women to go on to lead full and productive lives.”
The foundation aims to reach out to more than 4000 new participants on the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices to protect their family from cancer, like not chewing betel nut, not smoking, not drinking alcohol, eating healthy and exercising regularly.
The foundation thanked Remington.