Since the establishment of the Foundation, we have planned and executed yearly programs and activities targeting all community members, including cancer patients and their family members, caregivers, and other citizens of the parish. These programs are designed to educate the public about cancer related topics such as prevention, screening and treatment.
The Foundation hosts at least eight Health Fairs per year. These health fairs are possibly the most popular community outreach activity on our calendar. The idea underpinning our Health Fairs is to provide health services to persons within the parish who would not otherwise able to afford those services.
Secondly, the health fairs serve as a reliable method that give us a comprehensive insight into the needs level of those we aim to serve in the respective communities. Some of the services offered are:
Prostate Cancer Month Activities
Cancer World Wide
Prostate cancer accounts for a large portion of clinical practice for the health care practitioners in Jamaica.
To help to heighten citizens’ awareness of this form of cancer, the Foundation hosts a special yearly screening day in September for prostate cancer, dubbed “SAVE THE NUTS DAY”. To encourage and support our males, those who opt to have their prostate screening done, will be rewarded with a number of other screening and diagnostic tests.