Hundred of pink seis, hand made by the children residence of the Campus of Hope have been presented to the Samoa Cancer Society.
The pink sei donation made last week was the children of hope’s contribution towards breast cancer awareness currently underway, as per the Pinktober 2018.
Included also were pink ribbons to compliment the seis.
Mulipola Anarosa Molio’o, who spoke on behalf of the S.V.S.G. Chair, Georgina Lui, the donation is from the hearts of the children of hope; highlighting their spirit of giving and their willingness to help.
Verona Parker was speechless as she accepted the donation on behalf of the Samoa Cancer Society.
“Thanks is a word we often use to express how we are appreciative of any donation or contribution but it’s a word worth using often because we are very thankful of these beautiful pink seis donated by children at the shelter and the thought behind the donation. Thank you very much,”
While S.V.S.G’s work and that of the Samoa Cancer Society differs, our work share the same objective to support and to help the people of Samoa, because cancer, like violence, does not discriminate. It can happen to any of our loved ones; from our children to our fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers.
This was emphasized by Mulipola who highlighted the children’s donation being a sign of an N.G.O. helping another N.G.O. for the good of our people.
“The Samoa Cancer Society like Samoa Victim Support are N.G.Os, and we all know that in order for an NGO to do its work, it needs all the support it can gather from the community.”
Mrs. Parker shared the same sentiments,commenting on how the office have been busy since the first day of October due to donations and contributions from different ministries, N.G.O.’s, schools and the community, standing together to support those who are survivors of cancer and those who continued to fight the illness.
Last year, the S.V.S.G. Executive, staff and volunteers swapped their normal yellow uniform for pink, in support of the cancer awareness month.
The support initiative will continue every Fridays for the month of October this year. S.V.S.G. believes that together, we can increase awareness on cancer, because like violence, cancer does not discriminate;
A Certificate of Appreciation was presented by Mrs. Parker of the Samoa Cancer Society to Mulipola, in appreciation of S.V.S.G’s contribution towards Pinktober 2018.