Barbie dressed pink for breast cancer awareness

Jesson J. Morata (The Freeman) - November 2, 2016 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Beautiful Barbie dolls dressed in specially designed pink gowns were on exhibit at the Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu from October 22 to 31, as one of the activities lined up for Pink October. The displayed Barbie dolls were for sale and the proceeds were to go directly to ICANSERVE Foundation, to support indigent breast-cancer patients and information campaigns on breast cancer. The exhibit was well attended by advocates in the fight against breast cancer, support groups, and local personalities.

The dolls’ gowns were designed by students and alumni of the University of San Carlos School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design. Now on its third year, this project was in cooperation with ICAN Serve Foundation and Rotary Club of Cebu Fuente.

Breast Cancer is the no. 1 form of cancer in women worldwide. One in every eight women will suffer from the illness in the course of her lifetime. Early detection can save lives and may help avoid belligerent treatment. Detecting cancer at an early stage can only be attained if people are educated and aware of the symptoms, and act fast. 



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