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July 25 - July 31

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Jamaica Cancer Society Relay for Life Another Big Success

The Jamaica Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a life-changing experience that provides every Jamaican with the opportunity to vacate their homes, their offices, their schools, and their communities, and unite for a single night to celebrate cancer survivorship, which highlights the resilience and the determination of those individuals who continue to inspire and reaffirm the mission of the Jamaica Cancer Society, and in a more personal way, reinforce the need for all of us to continue to fight back against this disease until a cure is found.

Jamaica Cancer Society Relay for Life Another Big Success

The opportunity is also given to remember loved ones who fought, but lost the battle to the disease. The true spirit of volunteerism throughout Jamaica has grown tremendously over the years through this event, now in its 12th year. Through Relay For Life, Jamaica now contributes to the global fight against cancer, as a portion of the funds raised is channelled through the American Cancer Society to support the global research initiative. Read more

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It may be your turn to win the $10,000 travel voucher!

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre

For a chance to win the $10,000 travel voucher purchase your raffle ticket online today for only $10. It couldn't be easier! Click here to purchase your ticket online

Cancer Support Services gets donationCancer Support Services receives $2500 USD donation

The importance of offering assistance to patients with cancer and their families in Barbados, is one of the main focuses of the Barbados Association of Tampa Bay, as outlined by President of the Association, Henderson Griffith in a presentation ceremony of a cheque in the amount of US $2,500 to the President of the Cancer Support Services, Gloria Antonia Hinds. Read more

St Lucia Nurses Association

29th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Nurses Organization: Nursing and Midwifery: Integrating Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes in the Delivery of Safe Quality Patient Care. 25 October 2014 - 31 October 2014, Bay Walk Conference Room – Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. Click here to register

NCD Alliance E-Alert, news from the NCD Alliance

UN NCD Review: Follow up:

The National Forum

The National Forum Annual Awards

The National Forum annually recognizes individuals and organizations who have helped advance heart disease and stroke prevention above and beyond the norm. We invite you to submit nominations for the National Forum Awards which will be presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in Washington D.C. on October 22, 2014. Read more

Take Heart – The quest to rid the world of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD)

Take Heart TV

Take Heart is a global advocacy initiative designed to put Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) on the global media and public health agendas. Click here to see the official teaser video

end cervical cancer by 2030

Improving tobacco control with plain packaging - Dutch Heart Foundation hands over its statement to the European Parliament for the introduction of plain packaging. On July 24 2014 a statement asking for the introduction of plain packaging, initiated from our members the European Heart Foundation and the Dutch Heart Foundation, was handed over to the Dutch members of the European Parliament. Read more

Our most popular articles in July in case you missed them

NCD Articles on WebMD

  • Breast Cancer Survivors: Nutrition and Fitness Tips - Eat foods that are cancer-protective to help prevent a recurrence, and get back into exercise to lose extra pounds. Read more
  • 11 Ideas for Heart-Smart Meals - Heart-healthy eating can be surprisingly simple and scrumptious. Once you know the basic rules, you can get creative in your kitchen. Read more
  • Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer - But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type. Read more
  • Asthma in Children and Infants - How Can I Tell if my Child Has Asthma?. Read more

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The HCC is a regional network of Caribbean health NGOs and civil society organizations with the remit to combat chronic diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions. Our membership presently consists of more than 50 Caribbean-based health NGOs and over 55 not-for-profit organisations and, in excess of 200 individual members based in the Caribbean and across the globe.

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