From Natasha Frost-Savio’s Pink Ribbon campaign to the new self-check course at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, here’s a rundown of all the events set to take place in Monaco for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
2.3 million women around the world were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 and there are statistics that suggest one in eight women may develop the disease during their lifetimes.
If caught early, the survival rates are high – and improving – and therefore it is hugely important for women to know more about how to detect a possible problem as well as to be active in getting regularly and pre-emptively screened.
Pink Ribbon Monaco has been championing this cause since 2011 through a variety of events and awareness methods.
Run by the indefatigable Natasha Frost-Savio, the charity is starting off this year with an invite-only cocktail event the Hôtel Métropole on 6th October ahead of the annual light-up of nearly 20 iconic Monaco monuments in shades of pink.
The Prince’s Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, the Casino de Monte-Carlo and the National Council building are amongst the sites that will be illuminated in this show of “solidarity and commitment to raiding awareness and supporting those fighting breast cancer” that transforms the Principality each year.
In addition to this, Pink Ribbon will also be reviving its self-examination brochure and campaign to encourage women to get into the habit of making self-checks, which the association will be promoting throughout the month on Riviera Radio and with a poster campaign and targeted social media posts.
PRINCESS GRACE HOSPITAL
The Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace (CHPG) is also very active during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Doctor Mathieu Liberatore, the Head of Services within the CHPG’s radiology department, is launching up a self-check course aimed at employees of local companies. The course will explain how to check, as well as how often to check, for anything unusual.
The CHPG is also a proactive part of the government’s drive to get all women living or working in the Principality between the ages of 50 and 70 to come in for a screening.
Awareness is not the only objective for CHPG. The hospital is also actively looking for donations to help further research and new treatments.
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Photo source: Pink Ribbon Monaco