As a Non-Governmental Organization in the quest of caring for Sri Lankan cancer patients, the CCASL has a great responsibility to raise awareness about Breast Cancer during this month. About 2500 new cases of Breast Cancer are detected annually and accounts for almost 25% of cancers diagnosed in Sri Lankan women. Therefore, the CCASL in collaboration with “The Kingsbury Nurtures” (CSR arm of The Kingsbury) will be initiating a Breast Cancer Awareness drive during the month of October.
This campaign will be initiated with a mass media Breast Cancer awareness program that will be held on 3rd October 2016 at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. The long term objective of this project is to raise adequate funds for the purchasing of mobile mammography machines worth 40 to 45 million, in order to provide free-of-charge mammogram facilities for Sri Lankan women residing in rural areas of the country, with no easy access to such facilities.
Furthermore, the CCASL will continue with a prolonged campaign consisting of a series lectures to raise Breast Cancer awareness during the month of October, at various locations of the country. Target population to be covered is 15000 to 20000 individuals, including school girls and female workers in the private and government sectors. A contingent of 300 volunteers will working throughout the month to keep this program up and running.