Cross section of FBNBank Women’s Network members

FBNBank Ghana has organised a webinar in commemoration of Breast Cancer awareness month.

This is an annual campaign to increase understanding and education on breast cancer.

The theme for this year’s activities is “Breast Cancer, Early Detection.” The webinar was held at the Bank’s Training School at Cantonments, Accra.

The goal of the session, which had both a virtual and on-site audience was to show every woman that her life is important and to also ensure women have access to education, screening, treatment and the support they need.

Delivering the keynote address, Juliette Mills-Lutterodt, President of Pink for Africa, who is also a breast cancer survivor said, “a lot of women lose their lives through this cancer. My life came to a temporary halt when I contracted the disease.

“I did not pay attention to it in the early days until it got out of hand. It was quite tough for me when I was finally diagnosed with cancer and I had to go under the knife to remove all the affected lymph nodes.

“When cancer is diagnosed and treated early, a person has the chance not only to survive but to also thrive. I had to trust God to see me through and I survived. Doctors treat people but it is God who heals,” said the President of Pink for Africa.

FBNBank Ghana goes pink to mark breast cancer awareness
Pink for Africa President receiving a donation from Chairperson of FBNBank Women’s Network

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), there were about 2.3 million new cases of breast cancer globally and about 685,000 deaths in the year 2020 alone. Breast cancer can be reduced by ensuring timely diagnosis, adequate treatment and patient management.

Delivering the closing address, the Chairperson of the FBNBank Women’s Network and Treasurer at FBNBank Ghana, Grace Isaac-Aryee said, “the fight against cancer and one’s ability to survive it does not depend on the individual alone but a strong support system which provides you with an opportunity to be with people who have a common purpose and are likely to understand one another.

“I personally believe that we should focus on fighting this cancer rather than the fright that comes with it. In line with this, we are making a cash donation of ¢10,000 to Mrs Juliette Mills-Lutterodt, President of Pink for Africa in support of her awareness campaign on the prevention and management of breast cancer.

FBNBank has in its 26 years of operating in Ghana remained focused on putting its customers and communities first.

This, it has sought to do through the rich value and excellence of what the Bank contributes to the relationship with its stakeholders as a whole, particularly the customers.

FBNBank Ghana is a member of the First Bank of Nigeria Limited Group which is renowned for its great customer service and general stakeholder engagement garnered over its 128 years of operation.

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