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Anti-Cancer Society and Bank of Cyprus team up in fight against cancer

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The In the Fight Against Cancer campaign, organised by the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society and Bank of Cyprus (BOC) will run until September 12, with the holding of fundraisers island wide.

“We must all be fighters in this battle,” is the core message of the campaign.

“The battle against cancer is a long and arduous one, and cancer patients aren’t alone in this fight. We are with them, and we will provide the strength they need to travel down this long and harsh road. All of us together must enter this fight against cancer with courage, strength, persistence and patience,” president of the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society Myria Stavraki said at the launch of the campaign.

The is taking place within the framework of the well-established Christodoulas March, which couldn’t take place last April due to the pandemic.

Stavraki said that despite the difficulties presented by the pandemic, the society continues to offer free palliative care services to improve the quality of life of cancer patients.

Society celebrates 50 years of involvement in the Cypriot community this year. “It is due to the support of the Cypriot community and the organisation efforts of the Bank of Cyprus that the Anti-Cancer Society was able to create essential care services and to establish and operate the Arodafnousa Centre in Nicosia, the Evagoreio Day Care Centre in Limassol, the Pancyprian Home Care Service for Patients, the Psychological and Social Support Service, the Physiotherapy and Aromatherapy Services and the Patient Transportation Service in all cities to the Oncology Centres in Nicosia and Limassol. Essential services for the care and support of patients throughout the course of their illness,” Stavraki added.

“Representing the Bank of Cyprus, the largest financial institution of our island, I would like to assure you that we will continue to fight alongside you in this fight, so that no patient is deprived of proper care and treatment on those critical days when they will be diagnosed with cancer and of course the difficult days that will follow for them and their families,” deputy CEO of the BOC group Harris Poungare said.

More information about the campaign, and also the fundraiser points can be found on the website www.stimaxi.com.cy while a contribution can be made to the Cyprus Cancer Association in the following ways:

  • At all branches of the BOC all over Cyprus
  • Electronic contributions to www.stimaxi.com.cy
  • Via SMS to 7060: CAS 1 for €1 contributions, CAS 3 for €3 contributions and CAS 5 for €5 contributions

 

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