Demerara Bakery, in collaboration with the Giving Hope Foundation – Guyana, HEROC and the Ministry of Public Health – Guyana on Saturday February 10th, hosted a free cancer screening outreach at the Bakery’s Block G1 Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara location. This exercise was aimed at giving back to the community, especially to those living on the East Bank corridor.
Demerara Bakery was more than happy to facilitate the team of doctors, nurses and volunteers as they provided services such as free pap smears, VIA, breast and prostate examinations as well as free blood pressure and blood sugar tests. The outreach saw more than 100 men and women turn out to take advantage of the free screening exercise, acknowledging the fact that early detection could save their lives. Many were thankful that such a project was done on the East Bank and were especially grateful to Demerara Bakery for a taking lead in it.
They were also ecstatic that not only did the bakery provide some of the best products in the country, but they also had the public’s heath in mind. Founder of the Giving Hope Foundation, Dr. Latoya Gooding was present at the event and reiterated the importance of early screening as many cases of cancer related deaths in Guyana occur because of late stage diagnosis. She was also happy about the collaboration the DemBake and expressed her anticipation for future collaboration with the company.