WJC Hosts “Save-Your-Breast” Symposium

  •   France Chambers, Communication Director
  •  Friday, November 1, 2019


The West Jamaica Conference Women’s Ministries Department kick-started the Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a symposium dubbed ‘Save -Your-Breast’ on October 1, 2019, at the Seventh-day Adventist Conference Centre, Montego Bay.


During the inaugural event, which was held in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Providence, members from communities around Montego Bay benefited from numerous presentations from medical experts on the matter of breast cancer prevention and treatment.


“The programme was very informative,” said Latoya Clarke, from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lucea. “We learnt how to do personal examinations of our breasts and to also make better meal choices,” she noted. Latoya also expressed that she was empowered by the experiences shared by the presenters. She also believes that “more women should take the time to look after their breasts and be more careful about the kind of food that they eat, as it is a part of the cause of breast cancer.”


Carol Smythe-James, Women Ministries Director of West Jamaica Conference, expressed her satisfaction with the attendance of the symposium and the value of the information that was shared during the program. “I am happy that the ladies came out to learn more about how they can prevent breast cancer. The programme I believe would have helped them to see the importance of taking care of their breasts,” she emphasized. “There are many persons who go about their daily activities and who do not give much attention to their health, so we are happy to initiate this program--focusing primarily on breast cancer awareness,” she added.


There were special presentations by Dr. Delroy Fray, a medical consultant, Dr. Debra Williams, a naturopath and Ms. Denise Simpson, a psychologist.

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