On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children in partnership with the Belize Cancer Society unveiled its 2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer as part of Belize’s activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Each year, the Office of the Special Envoy partners with the Belize Cancer Society to identify cancer survivors and current fighters who are willing to give of their time to empower others and encourage yearly screenings/self-examinations by participating in a Cancer Awareness Photoshoot.
This year’s photoshoot included six participants from Belize City, San Pedro and Dangriga; Namely, Ms. Chelsea Munoz, Ms. Zoila Audinett, Ms. Marla Zavala, Ms. Shermadine Rowland, Ms. Nicole Haylock, and Ms. Rachel Castillo.
Through this year’s cancer awareness flyer, the Special Envoy hopes to underscore that cancer knows NO face, but more so, she wants to convey that it isn’t something to be ashamed of , that it is not a death sentence, and that there is much JOY and BEAUTY in life DESPITE CANCER. She hopes that the courage and strength displayed by the participants can be a symbol of confidence for those who are fighting, those who may have not yet come to terms with their prognosis, and even those who may not yet have the courage to get screened.
The Special Envoy for Women and Children would like to extend sincere gratitude to the Belize Cancer Society for their continued support. She is particularly grateful to this year’s sponsors, Pink Boutique, Simi's Beauty SALON, and Makeup by Tania Tanesha. Special acknowledgement must also be given to Mr. David A. Matus who designed the costumes for this year’s shoot, the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina who provided discounted accommodations for the out-district participants, and the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza for providing the venue to host this year’s unveiling ceremony.