“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice”. In this same context, the Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation chose to spread hope amongst women with an advanced stage of breast cancer, through a workshop titled “Patient Empowerment Workshop”, organized at Rotana Gefinor Hotel on October 13, 2016.
October, known as the official month for awareness on breast cancer, witnessed the start of a singular and pioneer initiative in the Middle East, translated into a workshop organized by the Foundation aiming to help breast cancer patients. A great number of experts in the field and media representatives were present during this day to support and give a glance of hope to the breast cancer warriors and their families.
The program of this workshop was well organized to guide and entertain the participant women and it included sessions on nutrition, sexology, psychology, oncology, meditation and beauty. After lunch, the participants attended a photo-shoot that will serve as a social awareness on breast cancer.
Commenting on the workshop, Dr. Nagi El Saghir, President of the Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation, said: “This pioneer initiative in the Middle East underlines the importance of the early diagnosis and the regular exams. It aims also to inform women on the different symptoms, solutions and ways of coping with the disease. Cancer is not a personal disease because the support of the patient’s family is key to hope and perseverance. We are gathered here today to encourage and spread awareness on the different means that allow patients to keep on fighting to defeat breast cancer.”
The Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation is famous for its everlasting role in social awareness and medical and psychological support of patients. Several activities are organized throughout the year in order to draw attention on the importance of the early diagnosis that often saves lives.