The Affluent Banking Team of Stanbic Bank Ghana has made a donation of GHS 20,000 to Breast Care International as part of their commitment to support breast cancer awareness and breast care. The donation was made at a community outreach programme to increase awareness on breast cancer at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Living Streams Congregation at Ashiyie, a suburb of Accra.

Speaking at the ceremony, Margaret Obimpeh, Head of Affluent Clients at Stanbic Bank shared that the donation forms part of the Team’s mission to impact lives.

She said, “At Stanbic Bank, we firmly believe in not only providing top-notch banking services but also ensuring that we make positive impacts in the communities we operate. We believe that the issue of breast cancer is a very important one as it is one of the leading cancers that claim the lives of women in Ghana. Unfortunately, there is a lot of stigma around it and many women fear getting checked. That is why we partnered with the Breast Care International on this awareness creation drive. They have been doing incredible work in this area and today we are here to ensure that the people of Ashiyie benefit from this campaign.”

“Women empowerment is at the center of everything we do. Recently the bank launched the Stanbic Women’s Forum to empower and support the ladies in the bank. We remain committed to supporting the ‘She’ cause. This donation is to help women in need of financial assistance to get checked or undergo treatment for this ailment. Breast cancer is a universal problem and we all need to get involved. Early detection and prompt action save lives,” she added.

Dr. Beatrice Addai Wiafe of Breast Care International received the cheque on behalf of the organization and thanked the bank saying, “We are grateful to the Affluent Team of Stanbic for this generous donation and for supporting us today at this breast screening event. We say early detection saves lives but it is actually early detection and prompt action that saves lives. We must create awareness and ensure that even after October and throughout the year, we continue to spread the word and ensure people get checked before it is too late”.

Stanbic Bank Ghana has consistently shown its commitment to empowering women through various initiatives. Prior to the breast screening event, the bank participated in a health walk with Breast Care International to promote awareness. Additionally, they recently launched the Stanbic Women’s Forum  to ensure gender equality and especially pave the way for a brighter and more inclusive future for women in the bank.