Losing a loved one against breast cancer can be a heartbreaking situation. An article published in today’s Daily Gleaner noted that approximately “43 out of every 100, 000 women in Kingston and St. Andrew have breast cancer and it is predicted that one out of every 21 women in Jamaica will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.” Cornwall, D. (2017, October 18). ‘Breast Cancer may be dreadful but there is hope.’ The Daily Gleaner, pp. E1, E2.
This is why it is of paramount importance be able to detect early signs of breast cancer in order to prevent and eradicate the disease from causing harm to our selves and our loved ones.
Visit your doctor for a screening mammogram today.
Remember also to educate yourselves and your loved ones about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer by becoming a member of your nearest public library and read a book on how you can help to prevent breast cancer.
The Jamaica Library Service (JLS) annual flagship programme, the National Reading Competition culminated on Thursday, August 24, 2017 with the exciting Quiz Finals at Television Jamaica (TVJ). When it was all over, five parish champions emerged as winners to claim the title of “National Champions” for their respective age categories. They are: Christina Williams (6-8), Jo’Anna Hill (9-11), Ghasilia Stewart (12-14), Mikaela Richardson (15-20) and Paulette-Maria Kelly (21 and over).
Take a look at the highlights from both events!