Canadian-based charity organization, Comforting Queens has donated several prosthesis used by breast cancer patients to the Peace and Love Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The two institutions share a common goal of creating awareness and educating women about breast cancer.
Head of Comforting Queens, Afuah Anku said she was motivated to join the fight against breast cancer after witnessing her mother go through diagnosis, treatment, and cure.
She was of the conviction that the disease could be contained provided public education was intensified and women heeded to the call not to patronize products and services not medically certified for treatment of the disease.
Comforting Queens raises money for the acquisition of wigs, bras, and prostheses for breast cancer patients in a bid to enhance their physical look and feel.
The Chief Executive Officer of Peace and Love Hospitals, who doubles as the President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, who received the items, commended Comforting Queens for the gesture and encouraged the public to help survivors live economically viable lives after treatment, saying the fight against breast cancer is a shared responsibility.
Dr. Wiafe, who in turn gave the items to the Peace and Love Survivors Association, (PALSA), directed that they should be given to survivors with low-income backgrounds.
Dr. Wiafe said, a woman, according to statistics from the World Health Organization “dies somewhere around the globe every sixty-nine seconds from breast cancer.”
“That woman,” she continued, “could be your mother, sister, niece, wife, daughter or even friend.”