#OktoberPH Goes Grassroots!

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If you're too busy to learn more about breast cancer or book yourself a clinical breast examination, then the health professionals will come to you!

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ICanServe Foundation has collaborated with the Philippine Society of Oncology for #OktoberPH, a multi-venue breast cancer forum to be held in over 20 destinations all over the country on October 8, 2015.

Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, ICanServe founding president says, “We’re doing this to scale up our efforts at promoting early breast cancer detection. By doing the event together with people who share the same cause, we are hoping we become louder. And with each passing year, it would be harder to ignore our message.”

Breast cancer screening through clinical breast examination will be conducted in select sites. There will also be lectures on the risk factors, symptoms, myths, and facts about breast cancer.

ICanServe Patient Services Head Dr. Cecille Montales says, “We are teaching people that early detection offers the best protection because there is no one cause pinpointed for breast cancer. We cannot say that a particular method or food or lifestyle can prevent breast cancer because there is no evidence of such.”

Screen shot 2015-09-05 at 1.43.09 PM Actors Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano volunteered to advocate #OKtoberPH and its message, “Early Breast Cancer Detection is your Best Protection.”

Below is a listing of the OktoberPH venues. Tell your family and friends about it!

METRO MANILA/LUZON

The Carewell Community Foundation, Inc. Carewell Office, Makati, Legaspi Village 8AM to 12:30PM

The Carewell Community Foundation, Inc. MedCentral, Legaspi Village, Makati 8AM to 12:30PM

Marikina City Marikina City Health Office 9AM

Taguig City & Spouses of Mayors Foundation Inc SM Aura Towers 10th floor 1PM

Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, BF Homes Parish Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, BF Homes, Paranaque City 8AM to 12NN

Muntinlupa City, Asian Hospital, Festival Mall Festival Mall, Filinvest, Muntinlupa City 1PM

Victor R. Potenciano Memorial Medical Center (VRPMMC) 5th Floor, Physicians Center, VRPMMC Mandaluyong 8AM

Brgy. San Antonio Pasig and the Medical City Cancer Support Group Health Center, General Malvar Street, San Antonio Village, Pasig City 8AM to 12NN

Brgy. Bel Air, Makati Brgy Bel Air 3, Makati City 8AM

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas BSP Office, Manila

Valenzuela City Room AVR-B 3/F Legislative Bldg New City Hall, McArthur Highway Valenzuela City 8AM to 12NN

OUTSIDE METRO MANILA

St. Michael’s College of Laguna St. Theodore Hall, St. Michael’s School, Laguna 12:15PM

Minda’s Buddies, Baguio City University of the Cordilleras Auditorium, Gov Pack Road 1:30 to 5PM

Buhay Ka! Isabela Santiago City Health Office, Santiago City, Isabela 1PM to 5PM

VISAYAS

ICANSERVE Cebu Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Building 8AM to 11AM

Rotary Tacloban Eastern Visayas State University, Tacloban 9AM

Kalibo Municipality, Aklan Hernani’s Restaurant, Louis Barrios Street, Kalibo 8AM to 12NN

Iloilo Bosom Friends Hall of Justice, Iloilo City Hall 9AM to 12NN

MINDANAO

Panabo City, Davao del Norte Panabo multipurpose and sports gym, JP Laurel (near city hall) 8AM to 2PM

Tagum LGU, Davao del Norte Brgy Hall,Magugpo South, Mabini Street, Tagum City 12NN to 5PM

Cagayan De Oro Capitol University Medical City 3PM

Mindanao Breast Cancer Support and Empowerment Association Ayala Gym, Zamboanga City 8AM to 12NN

Mindanao Breast Cancer Support and Empowerment Association, Rotary Zamboanga Patio Palmeras Zamboanga City 2PM to 5PM