Bravery is believing you can do it, even if you are scared. That’s what it takes, to meet a breast cancer battle, head-on, because that is a battle worthy of all the bravery we can bring to it.

    This year, we want to do more than just raise awareness… we want you to join us in taking the steps to good breast health. That means lifting our voices in support, that means taking action through donations and most importantly, it means encouraging ourselves and the women around us to get checked.

    Taking the Steps… Stay positive
    Please share your thoughts and messages with us.

    Early detection of breast cancer is truly a gateway to happy results.

    Brave men and women who take charge of their health are leading the way with early detection. We know that taking the steps can be daunting, but if we take them together, we can do it.

    It’s time to brave up!

    • STEP 1: Start at home… Do your regular breast self-examination
    • STEP 2: Make it a yearly thing… do a mammogram, as recommended by health professionals
    • STEP 3: Take care of you… don’t forget your self-care and celebrate the healthy wins along the way
    • STEP 4: Give Back by helping to donate to cancer research and local support organisations, such as: Jamaica Cancer Society & Reach to recovery

    Join us at the Jamaica Cancer Society on October 20 for your free mammogram.

    We all have a part to play in this fight:
    Show support | Get checked| Make a donation | Take action.

    Why is JN dedicated to the fight against breast cancer

    As an organisation, we have long championed the fight against cancer, including breast cancer, by raising awareness of the disease annually; paying homage to the warriors fighting relentlessly; celebrating the survivors; and raising funds to support the fight against cancer.

    How can you
    join the fight?

    The Jamaica National Group is committed to promoting awareness, embracing those who need encouragement to get checked, and those who need our support to fight. Here are the different ways you can help:

    Visa Credit Card holders

    • Apply for a limited edition JN Bank Power of Pink Visa credit card

    Debit Cardholders

    • When you open a new savings or chequing account, you’ll have the option to receive a JN Bank Power of Pink debit card, while stocks last, to show your support for the cause

    • If you are an existing account holder who would like to obtain the special edition Power of Pink debit card, you may do so at your nearest branch

    • For the month of October, JN Money customers in the Diaspora/ overseas can donate to the Jamaica Cancer Society and Reach to Recovery at JN Money branches in the UK, USA, Canada and Cayman.
    • Getting a Critical illness plan is an important step in your wellness journey. JN Life Insurance can help you get yours.

    • Receive a JN Life Insurance Gift Certificate valued at J$5,000* towards a critical illness plan, when you apply during October.

    Make a Donation

    Take a step…Give
    Make a donation to the JN Foundation towards the fight against cancer

    Account name: JN Foundation – Donation
    Bank: JN Bank
    Branch: Duke Street Branch
    Account type/Number: Savings Account – RSV 2094590587

    Please include “Power of Pink” in the description so the donations can be easily identified.

    Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

    The signs and symptoms of breast cancer are varied, and according to the Centers for Disease Control in the United States of America, some persons may not experience symptoms at all.

    Here are few common indications that you may have breast cancer:

    • Lump in breast or underarm
    • Thickening or swelling of part of the breast
    • Irritation or dimpling of breast skin
    • Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or breast
    • Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area

    Early detection saves lives. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please see a medical doctor right away.