By Confidente Reporter
FNB Namibia has donated N$200 000 towards House Acacia Interim Home, which is a safe haven for cancer patients from outside the capital and is run by the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN).
“FNB values partnerships, particularly those that work effectively toward making a lasting impact in the communities we serve. We truly appreciate the work of the Cancer Association of Namibia, which is why we have once again supported them with N$200 000 towards the House Acacia Interim Home,” said FNB Namibia Holdings Foundation Trust trustee Jane Katjavivi at the handover of the donation recently.
“The strength and depth of this partnership is vital, because cancer is an issue that matters so much, to so many people.”
Katjavivi added that while there have been many improvements over the years, cancer survival rates are not yet what they should be, and according to statistics, one in three people will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime.
“The FNB Foundation is dedicated to working together with CAN to improve survival and mortality rates, through lifestyle changes, screening, early diagnoses, as well as improved treatment, all of which contribute to improved outcomes,” Katjavivi said.
She thanked CAN for spreading the key message that both prevention and early diagnosis can save lives, and urged the public to play their part by helping CAN create a better life for cancer patients.
This can be done by accessing the FNB Happiness Store website at www. fnbhappinessstore.com.na and buying some happiness for children and adults with cancer, by donating any amount between N$20 and N$500.
“Let us work together to limit the effects of cancer, and help improve survival rates in Namibia,” Katjavivi added.
CAN Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Estelle Viljoen, who doubles as the organisation’s operations manager, thanked FNB Namibia and reiterated CAN’s commitment to creating awareness, while educating the Namibian public about cancer.
She said FNB’s financial assistance will be used to run the operations at Acacia House.
“Through partnerships such as this one, FNB Namibia not only confirms their social responsibility to their customers and the Namibian community, but also boldly exclaims that together we CAN beat cancer,” Viljoen said.
Community and health development is one of the focus areas of FNB Namibia’s corporate social responsibility, and this area has always received one of the biggest budgetary allocations. At the same time, FNB Namibia has identified partnerships and the planet as two other key focus areas, which includes the protection of society, as part of their 4P strategy.
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