Breast Cancer Coffee Morning at Bumps

Published on: December 15, 2017

BAMBI celebrates the launch of Beyond Boobs support group with a donation of ฿15,200 to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

By Emma McNerlin / Photos by Azusa Uchida

New Moon turned pink on 17 October 2017 to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The usually popular weekly Bumps and Babies gave way to a charity coffee morning at Antique Cafe to launch Beyond Boobs, a new breast cancer support group for sufferers and survivors of breast cancer.

The new group has been founded by two young breast cancer survivors, Rasee Govindani and Maria Villalobos, who both spoke candidly and very movingly about their experience of breast cancer and the support they hope to offer other women in Bangkok who receive a breast cancer diagnosis.

Thanks also to Jane Crowder, a breast cancer oncology nurse from Australia, who gave an informative presentation dispelling some breast cancer myths. Jane explained the importance of early detection and the vital part self-examination plays in ensuring more women survive breast cancer. Thank you to all who came along to the coffee morning which raised ฿7,600 for Cancer Research Thailand. The BAMBI Committee has voted to match this amount, bringing the total donation to ฿15,200.

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