Thursday 26 November, 2020

'Ride to Recovery' initiative to assist breast cancer patients

Photo: Councillor Chris Hosein. Image via United National Congress.

Photo: Councillor Chris Hosein. Image via United National Congress.

Councillor for Reform/Manahambre Chris Hosein has launched an initiative within the district to aid breast cancer patients.

He made the announcement via Facebook video as part of activities for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Hosein said the initiative was his small contribution towards the fight against breast cancer.

The programme offers free ground transport to and from chemotherapy sessions for cancer patients.

The councillor said the initiative would be offered to breast cancer patients in the first instance and after a three-month period, an assessment of the programme will be done with the aim of improving and expanding the programme to offer the service to all cancer patients within the district.

Hosein said: “This programme is one that is very near and dear to my heart and I am immensely grateful to the youths, the men and women who have willingly come forward and volunteered their time and effort towards this venture.

I am particularly grateful to them as this is not a Government funded programme in any way nor do we have the benefit of sponsors at this time. Everything that we are doing in this regard is self-sustained and we will look toward raising funds in the near future to sustain and expand the initiative.”

The councillor challenged Government to take a similar approach and do more for cancer patients.

He said: “It is my hope that this simple initiative would also inspire the Government to do more for our cancer patients and perhaps look at a similar programme on a national level. This is how we spread hope and we must always keep hope alive.”

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