The Fiji Cancer Society is aiming to raise $110,000 this year through the Morning Tea program, says Board Chairman Makrava Wilson.
This follows the launch of the Fiji Biggest Morning Tea with the Motibhai Group at their head office in Walu Bay on Wednesday.
The Society also received a $15,000 cheque from the Motibhai Group of Companies Director Jinesh Patel.
Wilson said Morning Teas allow the society to fund the work right around the country, reaching the unreachable, working with the vulnerable, improving understanding of cancer risks and how every Fijian can play a part in their own health future.
Each year, the Society conducts more than 60 free screening programs around Fiji together with hundreds of cancer awareness sessions.
“Last year, our cars and drivers covered over 66,000 km getting patients to and from treatment. This is double the distance covered in 2019.”
“We provided 2,200 taxi trips for treatment last year, also double what we did five years ago.”
“Ministry of Health and Medical Services Palliative care teams were able to visit more than 1,100 patients thanks to the Fiji Cancer Society and the financial support we receive through events like Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea.”
“Every Cuppa counts. Morning Teas that raise $50 are as important as teas that raise $1,000 or more and every dollar is put to work funding Fiji Cancer Society’s prevention, support and advocacy programs.”