Empower, Educate and Eradicate breast cancer in West African communities

Empower, Educate women and Eradicate breast cancer in West African communities 

Projects

Zsquare4theCure in its efforts to raising awareness about breast cancer will be organizing various projects in West Africa. 

Projects will consist on the following activities or events:

  • Informational sessions, educational campaigns dedicated to preventing breast cancer.
  •  "Soirée Espoire en Rose" is an event to celebrate the hope for a life without breast cancer.  
  •   Collaborate with research centers for focused group based activities relevant to our communities.

During these events, women will be educated mainly on preventive tips for breast cancer and the warning signs of breast cancer and also be encouraged to see a health care provider for a clinical breast examination once of any of the warning signs of breast cancer are observed in the breast. There are 8 warning signs of breast cancer and they are referred in Susan G, Komen's organization website page under the title "Breast Self-Awareness Messages".

The 8 warning signs of breast cancer are: 

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
  • New pain in one spot that doesn't go away

 

Here are some of our upcoming projects:

 

Zsquare4TheCure 2013 Projects highlight

 

After our 2012 trip to Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana and Benin, we are delighted to announce the beginning of our breast cancer awareness and screening campaigns with the collaboration of our partners in each location for a successful event in 2013.
 

Zsquare4The Cure Project in Cote D’Ivoire

- Collaborate with and support our main partner Dr Anongba for a large awareness campaign on Breast cancer

- Organize and participate in an awareness campaign on Breast Cancer in October 2013.

- Support Cancer organisation such as Aidons les Personnes Atteintes ou Affectées par le Cancer " (APAAC).

  In Cote D’Ivoire with tools and information to help reach their goals which is similar to ours .

 

Zsquare4TheCure GHANA Activities

- Support the Korle-Bu Hospital Radiotherapy Center in their continuous awareness campaign throughout Ghana with needed proper and modern medical equipment and projectors needed by doctors for the awareness and screening campaign.

 

Zsquare4TheCure- Benin Activities for 2013 

- Collaborate with our Partner in Benin Dr. Andre of Clinique St Nicolas to support patients pay for the cost their clinical breasts screening tests.

- Organize the first breast cancer awareness event in BENIN in the month of October to promote awareness and educate the general population and media about preventive tips, and the 8 warning signs of breast cancer and action to take.


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2012 Projects