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Pink Ribbon & HEC Youth Awareness Program

On 7 April 2016 Pink Ribbon in collaboration with Pakistan Higher Education Commission held Awards Ceremony in Islamabad to announce the winners of PINKtober Youth Awareness Program 2015.

Since, October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month all over the world, Pink Ribbon Pakistan celebrates the entire month as PINKtober followed by an extensive youth awareness program. Different activities like Seminars, walks, poster competitions, panel discussions material dissemination and other events were organized to highlight the issue. The focus of the Youth Program is to spread early detection that increases more than 90% chances of survival. So far, the program has reached out to more than 640,000 girls through hundreds of academic institutions in almost 5 years. These students are sensitized on global standards and techniques of early detection, enabling them to make better healthy choices in future.

Universities and colleges all across Pakistan participated in this awareness campaign. Award ceremony was conducted to recognize the universities who had shown their best performance in spreading the message of breast cancer awareness. In this campaign 1st position was secured by National Textile University Islamabad, 2nd position was secured be University of Agriculture Faisalabad and Lahore School of Economics secured 3rd position.

Lahore School Social Welfare Society’s impeccable performance was the result of bringing the award home. Our society aims to work more in future in order to contribute significantly in this social cause.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 4/26/2016 12:40:00 PM,

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