Brac University Natural Sciences Club (BUNSC) arranged ‘Help to Heal’, a fund- raising fair, on the 18th of November, 2019.
The main objective behind this event was to create awareness on breast cancer and help to fight it at the same time.
Some of the most renowned and favourite brands of the country took part in the fair as vendors, where they displayed a wide variety of products- organic food, sunglasses, shoes, jewelry, stationery, food items, organic cosmetics, and many more.
The registration fees collected from all the stalls were given as donation to a cancer research institute, Community Oncology Centre, as a gesture to encourage them in continuing their research on cancer and treatment purposes, especially breast cancer.
One very important part of the event was a talk session, where the speakers were, Dr. Habibullah Talukder Ruskin, preventive oncologist, Community Oncology Centre, Hosneara Poly, a breast cancer survivor, Dr. AFM Yusuf Haider, Chairperson, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Brac University, Dr. Mahboob Hossain, Head of Microbiology Programme, Brac University and Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Brac University and also the advisor of BUNSC.
The event concluded with the club handing over a total donation worth 1 Lakh and 7 thousand BDT (1, 07,000 BDT) to the organization. This was followed by the club’s token of appreciation to the vendors, by distributing certificates to them, for their support and participation in this philanthropic activity.