Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Ninety-two participate in the annual WYCCF Breast Cancer Screening event.
In three days, in a timespan of two weeks, the White & Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) offered its staff the possibility to screen for breast cancer as part of its annual Breast Cancer Awareness event. The event was organized collaborating with Elektra Voltage, the Positive Foundation, and the ELEKTRALYETS Foundation. The WYCCF turned completely pink for two weeks, with various decorations and Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts for its staff. A total of 92 women (and some men) were checked and made this annual event an absolute success.
WYCCF Director Bregje Boetekees says: ''I’m very happy to see so many persons showing up for this important event. Especially in this Covid year, most of us have only worked, taken care of others, and neglected ourselves. This is unfortunately something that healthcare workers are known for. That's why I'm so happy to see this big turnout for this preventative screening. If you catch it early, the chances of a full recovery are genuinely very great.''
Elektra Voltage, who, together with Shelly Alphonso, spearheads the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign on Sint Maarten, shared with the staff that she was delighted a large healthcare organization like the WYCCF put its best foot forward and led by example. She found it fantastic to see so much pink everywhere, spreading awareness to its staff and visitors. ''Never forget to get checked!''
Bregje Boetekees at the end specifically thanked Dr. Carla van Dam, who volunteered three days to do the screening, but also the organizing committee headed by Irene Kemper, and in specific Laurencia Marlin, who did a fantastic job decorating the building.