The Fiji Times » Early cancer detection crucial for children’s health


Early detection of cancer is crucial to ensure our children are healthy.

Anabelle Ali, Trustee of Walk On Walk Strong (WOWS) Kids Fiji, made this clear as Lodge Polynesia delivered a check for $10,000 yesterday.

Ms Ali said the money would benefit the 70 children cared for by the charity.

“WOWS Kids Fiji would like to thank Lodge Polynesia for this large donation as it will be used to fund treatment, medication, transportation and blood tests for the children,” she said.

Ms Ali said it is crucial for parents to have their children regularly screened at medical centers for early detection of cancer.

“We urge everyone to be aware of early signs of cancer, especially their children, and also to go into communities to tell children and families that living with cancer is not a burden.

“A diagnosis of cancer is not a curse, it is something that can be treated and there is always hope.”

Joane Lesuma, a member of Lodge Polynesia, said the donation was nothing new as her women’s group made a donation the previous year.

“The ladies of the club came on board last year and donated some money to WOWS Kids and this year we reached out to the rest of the members and they agreed to donate again this year so it’s all for a good cause.”

Ramsay Mcghee, Master Grand Mason at Lodge Polynesia, commended the work WOWS Kids Fiji has done for children with cancer.

“You have done an absolutely outstanding job culminating in the delivery of this $10,000 check today which I hope will significantly support the work of WOWS Kids Fiji.”


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