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Change your lifestyle – cancer association

Don Stevenson of Khomas Bonsai (left), Reinette Koegelenberg, CEO of the Cancer Association of Namibia (center) and Bernie O’Callaghan, also from Khomas Bonsai, during the launch of the World Cancer Day on Wednesday (Photograph by Johanna Ileka).The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) launched the World Cancer Day this week. World Cancer Day is commemorated on 4 February internationally.
At the launch, Reinette Koegelenberg, chief executive officer of CAN, pleaded with the general public to change their lifestyle to prevent cancer.
“Change your lifestyle today, cancer can be prevented,” she said.
Koegelenberg acknowledged that it is not always possible to introduce all the changes in one’s life in one day, but urged the public to use this year to adjust their lifestyles.
Along with the Health Week initiative, Khomas Bonsai will be hosting their third Bonsai Exhibition. According to Bernie O’Callaghan from Khomas Bonsai, the connection between bonsai and cancer is the basic idea of nurturing.
“Bonsai encourages, nurtures and stimulates the growth of trees, and I think that’s what the cancer association is trying to do. It is through conscious nurturing that we can overcome the problem of cancer,” said O’Callaghan.
The Bonsai exhibition will run from 2 to 5 February at the Wilde Eend Nursery in Klein Windhoek, where only Acacia trees will be exhibited.

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