Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Going pink this weekend for Pinikilicious

Going pink this weekend for Pinikilicious

13 February 2014

Show your support, wear it with pink for the Pinikilicious awareness campaign this Saturday.

The Pinikilicious event this Saturday honours and celebrates Pasifika women and encourages them to recognise the importance of their health and wellbeing in support of women and young girls and to build valuable community and church relationships.

“Pinikilicious came about as we have lost too many of our mothers, sisters, aunties, and friends to the Cancer disease. This is our second year for us to be proactive and maintain the health and wellbeing of our women and girls within our churches and Pinikilicious delivers just that”, says Caroline Mareko, event coordinator.

“One of the key activities for Pinikilicious is to target women aged 45-69 years to register in the breast screening programme, as the uptake in this programme is still low in Porirua. Cancer is the top most common disease affecting Pasifika women.”

“I’m confident to say that most Pasifika families have either been directly impacted or know of someone who has been battling with cancer as a terrible disease. This is just our way to raise awareness and say to our community that we need to celebrate our loved ones and the contribution of women in our lives”.

The Pinikilicious Organising Committee helped plan this year’s effort “but it takes the dedication and support of our churches and communities to make this year’s campaign a success”.

“I am very proud of the women who have volunteered to come forward to register or have their screening and to the brave and courageous women who are willing to share their stories of battling with cancer on the day.”

“Pinikilicious is one way of reaching out to other women and I would like to acknowledge the generosity of our sponsors Capital & Coast DHB; Catalyst Pacific Limited; Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs; Pasifika Proud of Families and Communities, Ministry of Social Development for supporting our campaign.”

Over 100 women and young girls attended Pinikilicious event last year and the organising committee is expecting the same number or more this year.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

EPMU: Fourth Pike River Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Werewolf: The Complicatist : Bob Dylan Himself, And By Others

Bob Dylan is about to release a six CD version of the entire Basement Tapes sessions he recorded with the Band 40 years ago. To mark the occasion, I’ve rustled together some favourite cover versions of Dylan songs, and a few lesser-known tracks by the great man. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

Philip Matthews: Three words to describe the David Fincher film Gone Girl: cynical, topical and ridiculous. Ridiculous isn’t a negative. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Peace Vigils

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news