The Empowerment Campaign
Since October 2014, the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children in partnership with the Belize Cancer Society and Pink Boutique has organized an annual cancer awareness photoshoot featuring female cancer survivors of all ages from across the country to empower survivors, give hope to those still fighting the disease and, encourage positive health-seeking behavior in the general public, including annual screenings and self-breast examinations as part of Belize’s activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
By launching an annual cancer awareness flyer, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow hopes that by highlighting so many strong and courageous cancer surviving women each year, that any person who may be suffering from the thought of their new diagnosis or even fearing being screened, will view these cancer survivors as a beacon of hope, strength, and courage.
Sincere gratitude is also extended to the sponsors of this event, the Belize Cancer Society, Pink Boutique, Simi's Beauty SALON, Makeup by Tania Tanesha and all others who make this yearly photoshoot a success.
Never taking cancer awareness off her yearly agenda, over the years, Mrs. Simplis Barrow has continued to advocate for early detection of cancer through empowerment photoshoots that highlight cancer survivors from across the country. The aim of the photoshoot is to give hope to those who are still fighting while raising awareness and encouraging positive health seeking behaviors; that is, yearly screenings for higher chances of surival.
Cancer Awareness Photoshoot. Carnival, Belize City. 2019
Cancer Awareness Photoshoot. Chaa Creek, Cayo District. 2018
Cancer Awareness Photoshoot. Sleeping Giant, Cayo District. 2017
Cancer Awareness Photoshoot. Altun Ha, Belize District. 2016
Cancer Awareness Photoshoot. House of Culture, Belize City. 2015