“FNB values partnerships, particularly those that work effectively toward making a lasting impact in the communities we serve. We truly appreciate the work of the Cancer Association of Namibia, which is why we have once again supported them with N$200 000 towards the House Acacia Interim Home. The strength and depth of this partnership are vital because cancer is an issue that matters so much, to so many people”, said Jane Katjavivi, Trustee of the FNB Namibia Holdings Foundation Trust at the occasion of the FNB Foundation’s handover to CAN.
Jane added that while there have been many improvements over the years, survival rates are not yet what they should be and according to statistics, one in three people would develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. “The FNB Foundation is dedicated to working together with CAN to improve survival and mortality rates, through lifestyle changes, screening, early diagnoses as well as improved treatment – all of which contribute to improved outcomes.”
She thanked CAN for spreading the key message that both prevention and early diagnosis can save lives and urged the public to play their part by helping CAN create a better life for cancer patients, by accessing the FNB Happiness Store website at www.fnbhappinessstore.com.na and buying some happiness for children and adults with cancer by donating any amount between N$20 and N$500. “Let us work together to limit the effects of cancer, and help improve survival rates in Namibia.”
Estelle Viljoen, Deputy CEO and Operations Manager of CAN thanked FNB Namibia and reiterated their commitment to create awareness while educating the Namibian public on cancer. The financial assistance would be used to run operations at Acacia House, a safe haven for cancer patients from outside the capital. “Through partnerships such as this one, FNB Namibia not only confirms their social responsibility to their customers and the Namibian community, but also boldly exclaims that together we CAN beat cancer.”
Community and Health development is one of the focus areas of FNB Namibia’s corporate social responsibility and this area has always received one of the biggest budget support. At the same time, FNB Namibia has identified partnerships and the planet, which includes the protection of society, as part of their 4P strategy.
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