5th February 2015
The World yesterday celebrated World cancer day.
In Seychelles, the Cancer Concern Association led various groups including Civil Society to march on Victoria with the message ‘Nothing is impossible’. Those present wore white in support of the fight against cancer and in support of people in our community leaving with the disease.
Before kicking of the ‘Walk for Hope’, the Vice chairperson of the association Ms Josie Michaud Payet welcomed all those who had turned out for the event and thanking them for their continuous support to both the association and the cancer sufferers. Her greeting was followed by Dr Louange of the Seychelles Hospital who encouraged members of community at large to come forward and get screened. He went on to encourage members of the public to lead healthy lifestyles, saying that this would contribute to less cancer cases being detected. He reminded those present of the Hospital’s commitment to threat cancer patients, providing the best of health care locally and overseas.
The Chairperson of the Cancer Concern Association Bishop French Chang-Him kicked off the walk with a prayer and it ended with a praise and worship at the Anglican Cathedral. This event was ceremonial and was celebrated by the Bishop of the Anglican and Catholic Churches.
It all came to a close at around 7pm.