Pinktober Event with WOWS Kids

The Pacific Theological College Pinktober event today raised thousands of dollars for children in Fiji and the Pacific Islands, suffering from cancer. Chief guest, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation in the Pacific His Excellency Sujiro Seam, health officials, members of the diplomatic community, parliamentarians, and PTC’s families and friends gathered at the Fale to share tea and donate funds. The event was jointly hosted with WOWs Kids Fiji, a charitable trust that works on all child cancer related matters in the country. Co-Founder for WOWS Kids Sina Kami shared the trust works to help children and their parents with things like medicine, accomodation, especially when undergoing treatment in Suva. They also assist the child with educational needs. Mrs Kami and her husband Taholo Kami established WOWS Kids on the request of their eldest daughter Tae Kami who died of cancer in 2008 when she was just 15 years old. PTC Principal Rev Professor Upolu Vaai said PTC is committed to addressing social justice issues and this includes non-communicable diseases like cancer that devastates many communities across the Pacific. He said that although Pinktober (October) is a breast cancer awareness month especially for women patients, the College wanted to reach out and support other cancer sufferers who don’t often get the same attention like children’s cancer and prostate cancer.