In winning over cancer, awareness is always key. To promote cancer awareness and the importance of financial planning in winning over the disease, FWD Philippines collaborated with the Philippine Cancer Society to present Plan with Purpose, a cancer awareness and charity drive that happened in FWD Business Hubs around the country, including Cagayan De Oro City.
During the awareness event held in Cucina Higala, CDO last February 27, 2020, the attendees were educated on the following:
- Learn the importance of cancer prevention and early detection
- Know the real deal between taboos and misconceptions about cancer
- Understand the importance of financial preparedness to battle cancer
The cancer awareness discussion was led by Dr. Rachel Rosario, the Executive Director of Philippine Cancer Society. As a medical expert and a cancer survivor herself, Dr. Rosario shared an insightful yet entertaining discussion on the meaning of cancer, how it develops, and how we can prevent it. She pointed out that CANCER can be genetic and hereditary, but it is also a lifestyle disease – which means we can get it because of the food we eat and the kind of lifestyle that we live.
Cancer can be hereditary – If you have a history of cancer in our family, you should be more watchful on your health and do regular check-ups. We don’t inherit the cancer genes in our family but we inherit a weak immune system and other diseases that may lead to cancer.