IHG Portfolio in Fiji supports Fiji Cancer Society this #PINKTOBER
19th October 2022 (Natadola, Fiji): IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) properties in Fiji join efforts to contribute towards Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October to create awareness and raise funds for the Fiji Cancer Society program, which provides essential support to patients and survivors. Throughout October, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, Grand Pacific Hotel and Holiday Inn Suva are participating in fundraising efforts and will proudly donate part of the sale on selected items to benefit cancer awareness causes with the Fiji Cancer Society.
In addition, all IHG Fiji female employees are offered a pap test with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services at each hotel, recognising the importance of early detection to control cancer in its early stages. InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa has organised an outreach at Sanasana Village in Natadola.
Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, IHG, commented: "It's with great honour and pride that all three IHG properties in Fiji support those impacted by breast cancer. We are thrilled to work with the Fiji Cancer Society to create awareness and raise funds for such an important cause. Our properties have all activated Pinktober fundraising initiatives that will donate funds to the Fiji Cancer Society at the end of the month. At IHG Hotels & Resorts, our purpose is to deliver True Hospitality for Good. To achieve this, we work together to care for our people and communities. This is championed through supporting all colleagues to prioritise their wellbeing and the well-being of others.”
Established in 1993, the Fiji Cancer Society is a non-government organisation that assists those battling cancer. The aspiration which drives the Fiji Cancer Society is the simple vision of our national community being free from cancer. This is the change, and society uses this vision to proactively inspire themselves, patients, partners, survivors, families and communities to combat cancer from all angles.
"Fiji Cancer Society work to raise awareness, improve cancer prevention, support cancer patients and provide active survivorship. The vision of the Fiji Cancer Society is nothing short then “A cancer-free Fiji”, taking a proactive stance in combatting cancer from all angles.,” commented Belinda Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Fiji Cancer Society. “Fiji Cancer Society assists cancer patients from clinically diagnosed, and we see them throughout the journey. We are grateful for organisations like the InterContinental Hotel Group ® who come in solidarity to support us to scale our efforts and ensure that no one fights cancer alone.”
COCKTAILS TO SUPPORT
#PINKTOBER-inspired cocktails have been curated to signify the colour of hope and raise funds for the cause. Part of retail sales on these cocktails will be donated to the Fiji Cancer Society.
Pink Lady Cocktail at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa FJ$28 with $5 being donated
The pink lady cocktail originated in the 1930s and gained popularity after the musical titled "Pink lady" appeared on Broadway. The classy gin-based cocktail
Pinktober Passion Cocktail at Grand Pacific Hotel FJ$22 with $1 being donated
This sassy three-ingredient pink lemonade cocktail with vodka and soda is a summer day in a glass.
Pink Senorita Cocktail at Holiday Inn Suva FJ$22 with $1 being donated
Like a margarita with a softer, cuter side, the Señorita ditches limes for pink lemonade and lemon juice, it's the drink you'll want for every girl's night.
SPA TREATMENT FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Are you looking to support a worthy cause and pamper yourself? GPH Spa and Spa InterContinental have treatments to indulge in and do good.
Pink Healer Treatment at Spa InterContinental FJ$250 with $25 being donated
A 75-minute experience, the Pink Healer Treatment naturally exfoliates and stimulates circulation to create a healthy glow using Pink Himalayan Salt body scrub, followed by calming and relaxing massage strokes by our talented Spa therapist to soothe your mind, body and soul. Bonus: Guests get a Free Pink Salt Handmade Soap.
Hello Pink October at GPH Spa, with 10% off every Pinktober treatment being donated
GPH Spa will offer guests an extensive list of customised skincare treatments, including the Think Pretty Pink Exfoliating Facial, a 60-minute luxe facial that leaves the skin feeling soft, nourished and renewed.
CAKES TO BENEFIT
At Suva hotels, guests can enjoy sweet delights like themed cakes and cupcakes alongside coffees, smoothies and refreshing juices.
Pinktober Cupcakes at Grand Pacific Hotel $1 from each sale donated
This cupcake comes in a decadent red-velvet flavour topped with cream cheese icing and pink fondant ribbon.
Pink Vanilla Cake and Cupcakes at Holiday Inn Suva $1 from each sale donated.
Indulge in all-time famous Holiday Inn vanilla cakes decorated with sweet pink buttercream icing and fondant ribbons topped with sprinkles
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND MEDICAL CHECKUPS
IHG Hotels & Resorts care about its colleague’ health and well-being. These initiatives were supported to emphasise that female colleagues' health is a priority that should not be neglected for any reason and that the company is always by their side, especially during these difficult times. Morning tea was also organised on breast cancer awareness and breast health to be talked about with all colleagues. This ensures that all colleagues know what it means to see a pink ribbon.
Breast cancer has accounted for 28.2 per cent of deaths in the country from 2009 to 2019, according to data obtained by The Institute for Health Metrix and Evaluation (IHME) Fiji.1
In addition, Grand Pacific Hotel Suva turned pink on Saturday, 15th October 2022, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The iconic Grand Pacific Hotel’s front exterior will display pink lights to raise awareness and signal support to those affected by breast cancer and show that no one fights alone.
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, Grand Pacific Hotel Suva and Holiday Inn Suva are partaking in the campaign with events. Guests and community members who want to show their support and participate in PINKTOBER can visit the properties at each location and participate in fundraising activations benefiting Fiji Cancer Society from October 1 to October 31, 2022.
Breast Cancer Accounts for 28.2% of Deaths Here: Survey (fijisun.com.fj)
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