The Foundation races to fight cancer
Through its “Pink Village”, the Foundation has initiated a screening programme designed to significantly reduce the incidence and mortality of women’s cancers in Gabon. The partnership with the Gabon Marathon has enabled social mobilization with the village as its hub, raising awareness and carrying out early screening initiatives in the cities of Port-Gentil, Franceville and Libreville.
In addition, with the establishment of a mobile unit in collaboration with military healthcare professionals, 185 women were screened during the two days that the village was active, and 12 suspected cases were forwarded to the Libreville Cancer Institute for monitoring.
With solidarity at the heart of the values of our Foundation, volunteers from various associations contributed to activities of an aesthetic nature such as manicures, massages, make-up or braiding, all in aid of providing financial assistance to residents of la Maison d’Alice who, physically weakened by the disease, are very often in a situation of economic distress.
Building on the success of this first edition, the FSBO intends to make this Pink Village an integral part of the Gabon Marathon and other major events in the country.
I learned through the media that we could get tested for free, so I used my time off to come to the ICL to get tested. My results are negative, I’m really happy.
147 women screened in Port-Gentil
125 women screened in Franceville
107 women screened in Libreville