SBI Life’s ‘Thanks A Dot’- aBreast Cancer Awareness initiative steps in to educatethe women in Mumbai, about a life-saving skill for early lump detection
Organises a Breast Cancer Awareness workshop in Wada, Palghar District
Mumbai, October 2022:October is observed as a Breast Cancer Awareness month across the world. It is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer which results in formation of lumps within the breast which is life threatening, if not detected early. In order to spread awareness about the importance of early self-detection, SBI Life Insurance, one of the most trusted private life insurers in India, organised a breast cancer awareness workshop in Wada, Palghar district, to educate women from the underprivileged sections of the society.
Around 80 women from the rural areas ofWada, attended the workshop, in the age group of 25 - 40 years, where they learnt a life-saving skill that can help in detecting lumps at an early stage.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Santanu Chattoraj, Regional Director- Mumbai Metro, SBI Life Insurancein presence of the Chief Guest, Mr. Sanjay Churi, District Governor 3231-A1, Lions Club of Elite, Dr. Khawaja Mudassir, MCC & IPDG-Dist.3231-A3, Lions Club of Elite, Mr. Vikas Gupta, Oncologist, MBBS, MS, DNB, FAMS and other respected dignitaries.
To organise this, the company collaborated with the Lions Club of Elite, to arrange the on-ground event. The workshop aimed at raising awareness around breast cancer and make self-breast examination a regular habit, to help women understand how lumps could feel and detect them at an early stage. Alongside, they also distributed ‘Thanks-A-Dot’, a self-training kit, amongst these women to inculcate the habit of self-breast examination and demonstrated how to use it.
The objective of thiswas to persuade women to step up for their own health and prioritize it by making self-checks a habit. In order to reduce the mortality and morbidity from breast cancer, early detection is vital. Lack of education and low socio-economic status contribute to avoidance of breast cancer screening. Hence, SBI Life through its ongoing initiative ‘Thanks-A-Dot’ aims to spread awareness about breast cancer and the importance of bringing about a behavioural changeamong women.