Ten years of Hats and Roses celebrated by CAN

04 Sep 2015 09:00am
WINDHOEK, 04 SEP (NAMPA) – The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) is this year celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Hats and Roses brunch.
The brunch is aimed at creating awareness and raising funds for the fight against breast and cervical cancer in Namibia.
What started off as a small intimate garden tea and sparkling wine get-together by a group of women who wanted to make a difference, has now grown to an event attend by hundreds.
Launching this year’s brunch in Windhoek on Thursday, CAN Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rolf Hansen said more than 500 women have already indicated their willingness to attend, adding the brunch has evolved into one of the most prestigious events on the social calendars of women in Namibia.
He further called on all women across the country to join hands with the CAN in the fight against cancer.
“It is my sincere hope that through this project we will hold hands and strengthen ties in the combined fight against breast and cervical cancer in Namibia,” Hansen said.
The theme of the 2015 Hats and Roses brunch, which is scheduled for 03 October at the Safari Court Conference Centre in Windhoek, is 'A decade of celebrating the essence of women.'
Tickets are available at the CAN for N.dollars 350 per person. Tables for 10 can also be bought for N.dollars 3 500.
Breast cancer is a form of cancer that various symptoms such as swelling of all or part of the breast, skin irritation, breast and/or nipple pain or nipples turning inwards. Cervical cancer starts in cells lining the cervix. Women with early cervical cancers and pre-cancers usually have no symptoms. Symptoms often do not show until the cancer is invasive and grows into nearby tissue.