SPREADING AWARENESS TO SAVE LIVES
The success of the monthlong Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration in October was a result of a successful collaboration and partnership forged by the Commonwealth Cancer Association with the community.
CCA continues to develop an extensive bank of supporters and advocates that would sustain its aggressive awareness campaign, to support and help spread potentially life-saving information to those afflicted with the debilitating disease, and provide support to their families as the groundwork of their mission.
As part of the goals set by Best Sunshine International’s Corporate Social Responsibility team to bolster community service and extend assistance to non-profit organizations, Best Sunshine, headed by chief service officer Tao Xing and CSR director Rita Chong, commits its all-out support by actively participating in CCA’s roster of activities, which includes the Pink Warrior walkathon, a fundraiser event at Naked Fish Bar & Grill, and a roadside waving to promote the CNMI’s breast screening program. The company initiated its support by donating $1,600 to the fundraiser in collaboration with CCA and Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
“We’re very thankful to Best Sunshine, especially for their involvement in our community efforts and numerous projects here in the CNMI, and grateful for their donation not only for breast cancer awareness, but for all the other projects that they’ve been helping and collaborating throughout the Commonwealth. We’re very appreciative and happy that they are joining us in this very important cause,” said DFEMS Commissioner Clyde K. Norita.
Juan Babauta, director of Commonwealth Cancer Association, said: “On behalf of the [CCA] board of directors and members, I would sincerely like to thank Best Sunshine International for the partnership, as well as the sponsorship they provided for our Pink Warriors walkathon and fundraising events (held on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015) on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thanks to their generous sponsorship, we were able to raise awareness in the community about breast cancer and the resounding success in carrying out the fundraising drives.”
He added, “These events would not have been a resounding success without their generous support, hard work and commitment they all have provided us throughout. We deeply appreciate the willingness with which they have shown and continue to sponsor our efforts to make available funds for the CCA program and services.” (BSI)