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ANZ Bank donates to Tonga Breast Cancer Society

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 20/02/2020

The ANZ Bank this morning provided monetary assistance to the Tonga Breast Cancer Society. ANZ Bank is one of the main donor partners of the society for many years now.

The vice president of the society – Polotu Paunga says, the assistance provided will go towards their Pink Walk which is held on the last Saturday of October every year – to conclude the Pinktober awareness month program with.

Paunga also encouraged women in the country to use the mammography machine at Vaiola Hospital which is for free to the public.

Paunga is aware of how the cultural stigma of breast cancer is an issue in Tonga and they are looking at ways this year where more women will be able to get tested, as they promote in the themes for Pinktober – early detection saves lives

About 8 women have been flown to India for breast cancer treatment under the partnership of the Society and the Ministry of Health.

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