Photos credit: DOI - Kevin Abela
The Marigold Foundation announced that a record of €150,000 were raised in the Pink October Campaign 2017.
Addressing a press conference, Mrs Michelle Muscat said that the main aim of this campaign was to educate and raise awareness on the need to have oneself checked and screened on a regular basis. However, the campaign was not just a success in awareness but also raised this record figure.
€100,000 will be going to provide a complementary therapy programme for new breast cancer patients which will be managed by the breast cancer surgeons at Mater Dei Hospital.
The other €50,000 were donated to various entities. RIDT was recipient of €10,000 to be used for research purposes. Other recipients were the two breast cancer support groups and other NGO’s supporting the cause of cancer such as Hospice, Karl Vella Foundation and Puttinu.
A big thank you to all those who supported the cause.