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Cancer Society trying to raise $50 000

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Cancer Society trying to raise $50 000

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THE BARBADOS CANCER SOCIETY is working feverishly to raise about $50 000 needed to purchase a dedicated prostate ultra sound machine for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
President Dr Dorothy Cooke-Johnson said earlier today over 100 Barbadian men were dying from prostate cancer every year and she found it amazing the hospital did not have the piece of equipment needed for more accurate diagnosis of the disease.
She was confident, however, the Society would be in a position to present the machine to the hospital this year.
Cooke-John spoke shortly after collecting a cheque for $17 825 raised by the Shell West Barbados office, in last November’s  Movember Challenge campaign during which men sported moustaches and women mimicked the style with fake pin moustaches, to bring awareness to the problem of  prostate cancer in Barbados. (GC)