Mangaluru, Oct 23: Keeping in mind the impact of cancer in women, ‘Abhaya’ women's forum of St Agnes PU College in collaboration with ‘Fly High’ Charitable Trust and Prewinkle Ladies Beauty Parlour, organised breast cancer awareness session and hair donation drive on Saturday October 23.
The programme began with the arrival of our chief guests, it was hosted by Serena Saldanha. The guests were welcomed by Preema Correa, Faculty of Biology Department.
Dr Sangeetha, Gyneac Oncology Surgeon spoke on how good food habits and good sleep patterns can reduce the risk of cancer and how continuous self-examination of the breast can be useful to detect cancer at an early stage.
Mercy D’Souza spoke about the importance of hair donation and how the hair could add a smile to people’s face, who have lost their hair due to cancer. Preethi D’Souza, owner of Prewinkle Beauty Parlour extended her helping hand in our cause. As many as 23 donors all together, the youngest donor being 9-year-old and eldest is 59 years.
The Vote of thanks was rendered by Privy D’Souza, the student president.
Sr Norine D’Souza, the principal, Sr Janet Sequeira, the vice-principal, Abhaya co-ordinator Dr Tressie Menezes, the staff and students were present on the occasion.