Airswift Continues Support for Womens Health Awareness in PNG

June 21, 2022

Charles Pfauwadel (Vice President - Asia, Airswift) shows his support alongside PNGCF's Priscilla Napoleon (Executive Manager) and Dr Lynda Sirigoi (Deputy Chair).

Airswift and the PNG Cancer Foundation made a joint announcement of their continued partnership in support of the Pinktober Womens Health Awareness campaign run by the PNGCF each October.

Since 2018, Airswift has proudly supported the annual Pinktober campaign and PNGCF fundraiser initiative, Pink Ribbon Lunch. This year, the workforce solutions company has increased its contribution to K40, 000 which will help the foundation host the Pink Ribbon Lunch in October and raise funds to assist the PNGCF outreach education and awareness programs for women in 2023.

During the Pinktober campaign, PNGCF focuses its awareness efforts through education workshops to raise community awareness of cancer that affect women.

At a soft launch (held Tuesday 14th June) to make this announcement, PNGCF Executive Manager Ms Priscillar Napoleon was joined by PNGCF Deputy Chair, Dr Lynda Sirigoi. Ms Napoleon gave her remarks in the presence of Airswift Vice President Mr Charles Pfauwadel.

“The PNG Cancer Foundation is beyond grateful to have Airswift continue their support and partnership, we commend their commitment to ensuring that the important healthy lifestyle message around women’s health awareness continued especially throughout the post-COVID months. Their support during the year 2020, when we made the difficult decision to postpone our Pink Ribbon Lunch, saw that 300 women participated in cancer awareness workshops conducted in Port Moresby.” said Napoleon.

Napoleon further expressed the foundation’s gratitude for the loyalty and commitment when highlighting the success of hosting last year’s Pink Ribbon Lunch, in spite of the uncertainties around getting approval from the National Controller’s office, through which a total of K80,805.00 was raised through table purchase, donations and raffle sales will go towards supporting womens health campaign at the foundation.

Dr Sirigoi, further echoed Ms Napoleon’s comments and “thanked Airswift on behalf of the Board and we look forward to working with the PNGCF and Airswift team to making the event happen in October. The cancer burden is a burden not just in PNG but all over the world so we are privileged to have your support to continue the women’s health awareness campaign this year.”

Airswift VP Mr Charles Pfauwadel said, “Airswift is glad to continue its support to the PNG Cancer Foundation through this partnership which enables us to be present in the community by means of the outreach activities the foundation conducts. We are proud to be promoting the message of hope throughout the Pinktober campaign and trust that the support we give makes an impact beyond the campaign in October. This is one of the reasons we have chosen to increase our event sponsorship of the annual Pink Ribbon Lunch this year.”

For more information on the partnership and support towards Womens Cancer Awareness in PNG, please contact the PNG Cancer Foundation on 7843 1554/ 7160 1668 or email:

This post was written by: Betty Givvons-Collinge