The Promise is a well researched and authoritative documentary that examines the benefits and risks of mass mammographic screening, and looks at alternative screening methods that address its shortcomings. The film’s title comes from the ‘promise’ that screening mammography will reduce the incidence of late stage breast cancer and cancer deaths by detecting breast cancer early; however, after 25 years of breast cancer screening in the UK, it seems that it is not living up to this promise.



FILM:       THE PROMISE – Trailer HERE
VENUE:    REAP House, Pyne Street, Whakatane
DATE:       Monday 27 July
TIME:        5.30pm – 6.30pm
COST:      Koha towards expenses

The screening will be followed by a hot soup supper (RSVP, please!) and an opportunity to ask our panel questions – we have a panel of experts attending, including our local THERMOGRAPHY service providers:

Dr Mike Godfrey – Medical Director of Clinical Thermography
Truly Godfrey – Mike’s daughter, Clinic Manager of Clinical Thermography
Josee Lebel – Naturopath, Herbalist and Thermographic Technician
Dr Paul Butler – GP, Riverslea Medical Centre in Edgecumbe
Tina Buckler –  Neuromuscular Therapist and Aromatherapist; owner of Debod House.

NB: Thermography (a radiation-free breast health assessment technique) is now available in Whakatane, and Josee Lebel will be running the clinic weekly at Debod House on Louvain Street. Josee Lebel is a Registered Naturopath and Registered Herbalist. Contact Josee at naturedebod [AT SYMPOL] or 027 7100 107.  More information is available on