Survivors of Breast Cancer and those closest to them were treated today at School of the Nations in a “Brunch and Fun” activity, while one male survivor took the opportunity to encourage more men to step up to support in the fight against breast cancer.
65 year old Lloyd Cameron was diagnosed with Stage Four Breast Cancer in the 1900s.
Today Cameron is the healthiest he’s been in decades, and thanks to the “Brunch and Fun” activity by School of the Nations Primary Department, he was able to come out and celebrate his triumphs after the struggles of his condition.
“I would like the males to see what’s going on and turn out. I feel like men need to put themselves more into it.”
He was speaking at the event hosted by the Primary Department of School of the Nations in Collaboration with the School of the Nations Interact Club. Survivors were gifted tokens and treated to a buffet brunch while enjoying empowering music and films. The women were also treated to nail designs by some students.
Cameron noted that he is especially grateful for activities such as these during breast cancer awareness month that not only raise awareness, but also celebrate survivors for overcoming their struggles.
“I’m feeling real happy to be here between these beautiful ladies, I’m the only male. During my time I’ve gone through with my cancer I always liked to be happy and I will always try to be happy. Being here, at these occasions, is happiness for me.”
Primary Department Principal Mischka Griffith and Literary Specialist Belinda Inniss organised the “Brunch and Fun” event and plan to make it an annual activity.
Principal Griffith said, “Cancer is a disease that has touched everyone; be it family or friend. It’s something that makes us reflect as to the important of life.”
Inniss said, “Many of them, they have survived but it’s still a struggle. But they’re able to get up in the morning, get dressed and come here. We look at them and we see strength. We look at them, we see courage. Today is our chance to look at them and say; the family of School of the Nations celebrates you.”