Women in Medicine (WIM), a St. George’s University student group, has donated EC$20,000 to the Grenada Cancer Society following its bi-annual 5K Pink Fun Run.
This is WIM’s largest single donation to the Society, and is part of a total of over EC$28,000 donated to the organization over the past two years to fight female reproductive cancers.
The Pink Run, WIM’s main fundraiser, is a highly anticipated fitness activity held twice a year.
The event continues to grow each semester, with this year’s Run drawing its largest crowd thus far.
“These funds will be used to aid women with reproductive cancers, especially those who have difficulty affording the cost of diagnosis and treatment”, said Vice President of the Grenada Cancer Society, John Ventour.
“Cancer is not just a health issue, but a social and economic one that places great financial burden on those affected. We are really thankful for this donation, which will go a long way in helping women with cancers in Grenada”, he added.
WIM co-president, Ellen Rowe said that Women in Medicine have made fighting female reproductive cancers a major part of their work in Grenada.
“WIM advocates for women’s health, and one of our biggest missions is to decrease the incidence of female reproductive cancers in Grenada, especially breast cancer”, she said.
WIM co-hosts regular health fairs in which they provide free breast exams and educate women on breast self-examination and breast self-awareness.
The organisation also recently partnered with Globe-athon, a group of international physicians who travel the world providing cancer diagnosis and treatments with the aim of ending women’s cancers.