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Fight against breast cancer gets a boost

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2013 | 12:00 AM
From left: Vinice Hoshing, Josiphiah Gedaliah, Gideon Gedaliah, and Azaniah Gedaliah showing the plaque in honour of Dr Bithiah Gedaliah. - Photo by Barrington Flemming
Dr Bithiah Gedaliah, founder of Ultimate Wellness Association International. - Contributed
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Karrie Williams, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Last Thursday, October 24, Dr Bithiah Gedaliah rendered a boost to the fight against breast cancer with the launch of her foundation, Ultimate Wellness Association International, at the Iberostar Resort in Montego Bay.

The launch, which was attended by key medical representatives and other individuals, sought to raise public awareness of breast cancer and its early detection in order to save lives and breasts.

Currently afflicted with the disease, Dr Gedaliah exhibited the ultimate strength of character when, upon finding out her diagnosis, she took to social media to encourage other women to have their mammograms done.

"Hey ladies, just found out I have breast cancer. Please, please go and get your yearly mammogram done. I have breast cancer, but it is what it is and if I cannot save myself, I am going to try and save others," she said.

Guest speakers at the launch, Dr Lisa Wisdom and Dr André Williams, advised attendees to become vigilant about health issues, especially as it concerns lifestyle diseases and breast cancer in particular.

Ultimate Wellness Association International aims to stop breast cancer before it hits home and is committed to empowering women from all walks of life to fight the disease.