City Savings Bank, Rafi-Ejacc tie up to raise breast cancer awareness

SURVIVOR’S TALE. Public school teacher Edel Mantos shares her story about fighting and winning against breast cancer during City Savings Bank’s Project Pink learning session held in Danao City on Oct. 21, 2023.
SURVIVOR’S TALE. Public school teacher Edel Mantos shares her story about fighting and winning against breast cancer during City Savings Bank’s Project Pink learning session held in Danao City on Oct. 21, 2023. CITY SAVINGS BANK

PROJECT Pink, a breast cancer awareness program of City Savings Bank (CitySavings), the thrift arm of Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), completed 24 learning sessions with more than 3,000 participants in 2023.

TEACHERS from the Department of Education Division of Danao City attend Project Pink, the breast cancer awareness advocacy of City Savings Bank in partnership with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center.
TEACHERS from the Department of Education Division of Danao City attend Project Pink, the breast cancer awareness advocacy of City Savings Bank in partnership with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center. CITY SAVINGS BANK

The program ran alongside two impactful medical missions in collaboration with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center (Rafi-Ejacc) that were also implemented in 2023.

In a strategic partnership with Rafi-Ejacc, a leading non-profit organization committed to providing healthcare services to underserved communities, CitySavings, through its Project Pink program, mobilized two medical missions that included free breast checkups and pap smear screenings. These initiatives aimed to raise awareness, provide essential healthcare services and contribute to the well-being of communities in need.

Empowering communities

City Savings Bank said its corporate social responsibility program has empowered communities by providing a better understanding of breast cancer such as prevention measures, early detection and cancer management. Project Pink also highlighted risk factors encouraging the participants to make informed lifestyle choices for their health and well-being.

“Cancer is not a death sentence; it is only a word. A word that everyone needs to be aware of. The advocacy of CitySavings and Rafi-Ejacc is relevant to my community and I look forward to seeing them continue this program to encourage more women to be brave. I’m thankful to be here and share my story,” said Department of Education Danao teacher Edel Mantos on her win against this life hurdle.

Access to healthcare services and information campaigns demonstrates CitySavings’ commitment to elevating the lives of the communities it serves in partnership with organizations that share the same vision and mission as Rafi-Ejacc.

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