Nairobi Apartments Host Breast Cancer Awareness cocktail 29.10.14

Some shocking facts:

·         Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

·         One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.

·         It is estimated that three million women are living with breast cancer, and a third of them don’t even know it.

·         Breast Cancer kills approximately one woman every 13 minutes.

Keeping these alarming statistics in mind, the Gables Group held a breast cancer awareness cocktail at the King Post, which was attended by both women & men from different walks of life, who supported us in fighting the battle against this deadly disease.

To support this cause, Dr. Fauzia Bhatt gave a presentation on what breast cancer is all about. Mr. Anup Dewani from Genemetrics gave a short talk on how genetics has evolved in recent years where by they are now able to genetically test the likelihood of one getting cancer at a very early stage. Dr. Philip Odiyo represented the Faraja Cancer Trust, where he gave a detailed background on how Faraja came to existence and how they help cancer patients – not just financially, but physically and emotionally. Lastly, was a talk by Jacky Gathumbi – a cancer survivor, who shared her inspiring story with everyone and touched our hearts with her courage & determination on how she fought the cancer.

The evening ended with a raffle where the winner won a spa day courtesy of the King’s Gym and Spa. The Gables Group sold t-shirts &Hiral Shah (from Sweet Momentz) sold cupcakes and all the proceeds were donated to Faraja Cancer Trust that evening.

The Gables Group is proud to have been associated with this cause –

Supporting the fighters

Admiring the survivors

Honoring the taken

And Never Ever Giving up Hope…

P.S We still have some t-shirts for sale at the King’s Gym & Spa. Please show your support in fighting this disease.