Courtesy of: Aruba Daily
The resort’s Green and Health Committee recently asked Consuelo Cameron, social worker for the Mary Joan Breast Cancer Support Group to conduct an awareness session on breast cancer for the associates.
Consuelo gave a thorough explanation on what cancer is, how it develops, the risks involved, and shared tips on how to reduce the risk of getting it. She described the symptoms, and emphasized the importance of control and self examination, and in view of the emotional and psychological effects of the disease she suggested how to deal with it the best we can.
Consuelo also spoke about the foundation itself, the services it renders and the support it offers to women and men who are diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as their families. The foundation’s credo is that individuals don’t have to face breast cancer alone.
On parting Cameron said that the foundation invites all companies, small or big, schools and social groups interested in a Breast Cancer Awareness presentation, to contact her anytime. The foundation will be pleased to share important information on breast cancer with the public at large.
Glenda Brokke-Croes, a La Cabana associate, a breast cancer survivor, shared with associates her personal story about her battle with the disease, and how she survived it. Glenda related that she held on to her faith in Christ during the entire ordeal. The support and love of her family also led her to a positive outlook on life. She showed pictures, cards, letters, prayers, and revisited her life during that trying period. She was very touched by her La Cabana family members who showed her continuous support through her journey. With her newly gained attitude, Glenda is blessed and celebrates life day by day, reports Ena Vrolijk for the Green and Health Committee.