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One Eleuthera Foundation Expands Breast Cancer Community Outreach

The One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) recently expanded its work in strengthening Eleuthera’s communities by joining forces with Susan G. Komen®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, to increase breast cancer awareness efforts on the island.

As part of this new partnership, OEF has created a new role of a community outreach coordinator and designed a vigorous breast cancer awareness program for the island. Its main goal is to distribute information to the public about various cancers, dispel cancer myths and describe the services offered by the OEF and its partners. Other targeted areas include increased knowledge of breast cancer and other life threatening diseases, the promotion of early detection, provisions to aid in the treatment of and recovery from such ailments, support for cancer patients and their families and the collection of accurate statistical data in relation to cancer and breast cancer in particular. These are just a few of the items on the agenda.

“Susan G. Komen is proud to collaborate with government officials, medical professionals, corporate partners, scientists, survivors, and advocates in The Bahamas who are taking bold strides toward ending breast cancer forever,” said Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and Chair of Global Strategy. “We are honoured to be able to support the efforts of all of our partners in The Bahamas, especially the One Eleuthera Foundation who is working to increase awareness and ultimately improve care and treatment outcomes.”

Caption: (l-r) Sara Tomaso, Meaghan O’Connor (Emory University students), Gacintha Deveaux-Gordon (Director of IT/Communications, One Eleuthera), Maisie Pinder (Community Outreach Coordinator, One Eleuthera) and Allanah Kittle (Emory University student).

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