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A day when life comes first

HONG KONG (SE): Cancer is a terrible disease and apart from the agonies of medical treatment or the frustration of not being able to find the financial resources to pay for it, it places a difficult emotional burden not only on the person suffering from the disease, but also their family, friends and associates.
 
But for a migrant worker who is away from family and alone in a foreign city, it can leave them with the lost feeling of a refugee who has no soil on which to place their feet.
 

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A long and rocky road

HONG KONG (SE): While billed as a Walk for fun, unity and wellness, those who responded to the invitation from the Filipino Migrant Cancer Support Society (FILMCASS) at times wondered why they came as they staggered and stumbled over the rocky steep paths of the Wilson Trail out of Repulse Bay.

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Celebrating cancer awareness

HONG KONG (SE): “This is how we celebrate cancer awareness,” Janice Andeza told an eager crowd gathering around a banner proclaiming Cancer Survived is a Life Revived in Chater Road on November 13 for the annual FILMCASS (Filipino Migrant Cancer Support Society) Concert.

FILMCASS is a volunteer organisation made up of migrant workers, which reaches out to those who are suffering from cancer or have relatives affected by the disease.

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The group that never says die

HONG KONG (SE): At first sight, the Filipino Migrant Cancer Support Society (FILMCASS) is an organisation that should not have succeeded, but as any teacher or social observer knows and understands, the human spirit can never be underestimated and the seemingly impossible is attainable with the right amount of determination, inspiration and hard work.

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