The first $500 stipend given out from the ACE Holiday Fundraiser donation was awarded to Mrs. Annie Lealaitafea of Nuuuli. She was diagnosed with inoperable cervical cancer this January in Hawai'i at the Queen's Cancer Center. Accepting the patient stipend on behalf of her mother is Ms. Nelda Emory (pictured). Ms.
The American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition (ASCCC) has begun to receive various donations to provide assistance to those families who are victims of the recent Tsunami.According to Vice Chairman, Rochelle Reid, "From the first wave of paypal donations food, toiletries, batteries, flashlights, etc.
A cancer stipend award of $500 was presented by Faasegi Caldwell of the Cancer Survivor's Support Group to Valasi Tea of Fagasa. Ms Tea is 14-years-old and she was diagnosed with lymphoma at LBJ. She went to Hawaii and she was diagnosed with leukemia in March 2008. She had chemotherapy and radiation treatment in Hawaii.
Valasi is here to visit her father and family and will return to Hawaii next week for her follow-up check. She is having monthly chemotherapy treatment at Queens hospital in Hawaii.
Funds for these stipends are donations from the business community
My name is Chande Lutu-Drabble, and I was and always will be a Caregiver for my daughter who is a Cancer Survivor. I have just returned home after living over a year in San Diego, where my daughter had undergone treatment for melanoma cancer. When I went up to be with my daughter, I didn’t know what to expect, other than doing things that any mother would normally do; caring for my child and just being there as her companion.
I recall the greatest challenge I had to overcome when I became aware of the condition of my daughter was fear. It was the worst kind of fear—and that is: fear based on ignorance.
The American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition (ASCCC), a non-profit, non-governmental, community-based organization, kicked off the first ever cancer prevention radio drama called “Tasi le Ola” at Utulei Beach Saturday May 23.
Nearly over 200 people turned out to hear the creative and talented finalists in the radio drama theme song contest perform their original songs. The ASCCC received 12 song entries. Each song was judged on how well the lyrics encouraged women to be healthy and expressed the show’s theme “tasi le ola”—you only have one life so be healthy.
The specific goals of this project, entitled American Samoan Community Cancer Network (ASCC Network), are to reduce cancer incidence and mortality among Samoans in the U.S. Territory of American Samoa through the establishment of a sustainable infrastructure to:
(1) promote cancer awareness within American Samoan communities; and (2) initiate a cancer research and training program to develop indigenous Samoan researchers.
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