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AIA Cambodia and Sihanouk Hospital join together to promote public awareness around breast cancer

AIA Cambodia and Sihanouk Hospital join together to promote public awareness around breast cancer

On saturday, AIA (Cambodia) Life Insurance Plc hosted the “Fit for Hope” event to support Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope in its efforts to raise awareness and provide treatment for breast cancer. The Sihanouk Center for Hope is a nonprofit hospital with the longest-running breast cancer programme in Cambodia. The event, which was open to the public, took place at the Central Park Sports Complex in Boeung Kak, offering free breast cancer screenings and educational talks by health professionals from the hostpital. It drew around 1,500 enthusiastic participants who enjoyed yoga and zumba sessions, family games and healthy food and beverage options. In the evening, a benefit concert was performed by local artists Pich Sophea, Tep Boprek, Chet Kanchna, and SmallWorld SmallBand. “Fit for Hope” raised $10,000 for the hospital, which will go towards its breast cancer education and treatment programmes. Dr Preap Ley, director of surgery at Sihanouk Centre for Hope said the event surpassed his expectations. “With this amount, we will be able to provide 1,000 women with Ultrasound/X-ray screening to detect and diagnose breast cancer, or educational materials to over 400,000 people. Photos by Kim Nimol