Private citizen launches non-profit cancer foundation

first_imgIn light of World Cancer Day 2018, a non-profit organization took the opportunity to launch its services to the general public. The Sar and B Non-profit Foundation aims to combat and reduce the effect of cancer on the Guyanese population by providing treatment and screening for citizens.Volunteerism enthusiast Bibi Sheonarine, with the help of her close relatives, friends and medical colleagues, launched the organization after experiencing first-hand the effect that cancer can have on patients and their families.Mrs Sheonarine expressed that the organization was founded in honor of her parents — Sarifan Amjad Yusuf and Mohamed Yusuf, and her mother-in-law Mangri Sheonarine, who all passed away due to varying types of cancer.Volunteerism enthusiast Bibi Sheonarine (centre) is flanked by members of the Sar&B FoundationShe explained that whilst on a volunteer mission distributing clothing to Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana, she noticed that citizens of the other two countries seemed carefree, but a lot of Guyanese citizens told stories of being affected by cancer. As a result of this, she said, she felt compelled to leave her home in California to return home and start the organization.Specifically, the Sar and B Foundation is working to provide cancer screenings, mammograms and pap smears for citizens around Guyana. The foundation has already begun doing outreaches, providing pap smears for women. At the moment the foundation has 50,000 pap kits on order, to continue this type of outreach.Speaking at the intimate gathering of the launching of this foundation, Dr Narindat Sooknandan spoke about the struggle it has been to get accessible treatment and testing for patients.“We never had radio therapy, we never had chemotherapy, now we have all this,” he said.He expressed gratitude at being part of such an initiative, where he could be of service to those in need.To date, the Sar and B Foundation, with the assistance of Dr Sooknandan has done approximately 97 pap smears in areas on the West Coast of Demerara and in Berbice; and is looking forward to working with Government, hospitals, private doctors, businesses, and like-minded entities to bring a halt to cancer in Guyana.last_img read more


first_imgMcElhinneys management and staff celebrate winning the e-commerce website of the year at the Retail Excellence Awards in Galway.Retail Excellence Ireland announced McElhinneys Department Store, the award for eCommerce Website of the Year 2015 for Launched in November 2012, McElhinneys are leading the way digitally with their progressive and seamless approach to online.The website gives users an opportunity to shop the great product selection whilst delivering the exceptional customer service, which we have all come love from the family owned store. Collecting the award, Marketing and eCommerce Manager, Roisin Woods told Donegal Daily, “We are all ecstatic to have won this award, we have immersed ourselves completely over the last few years in designing, developing and growing both websites, and judging process was very intensive, with the judges looking at every aspect of our digital strategy, so winning this award is a real testament to everyone’s hard work.Since going online it has been the most amazing journey from winning Best Bridal Website in 2013 and representing Ireland at the European eCommerce awards in Barcelona back in June.David Fitzsimons, CEO, said, “These retailers represent all that is best in the Retail Industry in Ireland. “They have shown a consistent commitment to excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations in terms of service and product quality.“To be recognized as the best amongst their peers is an incredible testament to the hard work that they have put in throughout 2014.”As one of Irelands leading retailers, McElhinneys with constantly recognises the need to meet customers’ needs and exceptions with next day delivery.Free delivery on orders over €49.95, free returns, next day delivery and click and collect service to mention only a few.This year alone, they have shipped to over 57 different countries proving that McElhinneys is a global brand. The foundation and backbone on which McElhinneys was built and continues to grow all focuses around John McElhinneys passion for retail and need to continue to be relevant in an ever changing retail environment.Winning Drapers Best Independent Department Store in the UK and Ireland back in September and now with this latest award proves that McElhinneys are a true multi-channel retailer.MCELHINNEYS WIN PRESTIGIOUS eCOMMERCE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: November 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:awardsBusinessE-CommerceMCELHINNEYSnewsRETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELANDWEBSITElast_img read more