LAHORE– Minar-e-Pakistan was illuminated Pink on Thursday to raise awareness on breast cancer.
The event was the part of PINKtober campaign of Pink Ribbon.
Talking to the media, CEO Pink Ribbon Mr Omer Aftab said,” it is indeed an honour for us to illuminate Minar-e-Pakistan because it has symbolic importance.
Today we are here to pledge that we will defeat breast cancer together as our forefather once pledged to get independent homeland. Inshallah, we will succeed just like they achieved in their goal.
He said with the support of Government of Pakistan, President House, and other organizations we are committed to not only spread its outreach in the society but also build a chain of breast cancer hospitals across the country and the first one is already underway in Lahore.
He declared to spread the wings of his forum to reach out to the maximum number of women in Pakistan and sensitize them to adopt preventive methods like Breast Self-Examination (BSE) and breast screening.
The Pink Ribbon Hospital, the first of its kind in Pakistan will be the state-of-the-art medical facility. This will serve more than 40,000 patients annually and will be partially operational by June 2020.— PRESS RELEASE