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Every 9th woman in Pakistan suffering from breast cancer

04 October, 2012

KARACHI: Pakistan has the highest breast cancer for any Asian population accounting to 40,000 deaths per year.

Approximately every 9th women in Pakistan is suffering from breast cancer. HEC collaborated with Pink Ribbon for this noble cause creating widespread awareness about the severity of the fatal tumor. This was informed by the representatives of KU regarding breast cancer awareness programme here on Wednesday.

Pink Ribbon Youth Awareness Program has been initiated by HEC for massive awareness for Girl's Colleges and Universities across Pakistan. The focal persons Ghazal Khawaja and Hummayun Akhtar led this campaign in University of Karachi. Stalls were set up in front of UBL bank and Chemistry Department where volunteers distributed awareness literature for creating awareness among masses.

In addition, donation slips were also bought by the visitors. Funds collected by the slips will be utilised for welfare of cancer patients.

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