It’s another Thursday all over the world (except you are hours ahead or behind us, from where we are), and it’s a ‘throw back’ one. In the spirit of reminding ourselves of the past smiles, frowns and whatnots, we have decided to go back to October 2018, when actresses Joselyn Dumas and Nana Yaa Serwaa Opoku-Addo went ‘PINK’ – not just for the case of ‘watch this space’, but in a campaign to increase the awareness of the disease called BREAST CANCER.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a period where efforts to educate those concerned about the disease, including early identification and signs and symptoms associated with breast cancer.
According to the World Health Organization, we are made to know that 90% of early stage breast cancers are curable, often with treatments that conserve the breast, that is to say that, ladies (or men who have boobieees) are to self-examine themselves once a month for any early signs, to visit their doctor regularly, and to get mammography periodically.
As part of this #ThrowBackThursday, let us remind that every year, breast cancer kills more than 500,000 women around the world. In resource-poor settings, a majority of women with breast cancer are diagnosed at an advanced stage of disease, resulting in low survival rates.
The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons and the color pink in general, identify the wearer or promoter with the breast cancer brand and express moral support for women with breast cancer.
Scroll below to see how Jojo and Serwaa fully showed their ‘PINK’ support in October…