A special photo exhibition featuring Vietnamese celebrities campaigning for the fight against cancer opened in Hanoi on October 19 to mark Pink Ribbon Day, organised for the first time by Breast Cancer Network Vietnam.

They include Miss Vietnam World 2007 Ngo Phuong Lan, celebrated actresses Chieu Xuan and Hoang Cuc, singer Thai Thuy Linh, and Miss Beach Beauty 2010 Nguyen Thi Loan.

By posing with a pink conical hat, they aim to promote cancer awareness to Vietnamese women.

"Breast cancer can be completely cured if diagnosed early," said Cuc, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and now completely disease-free.

Photos of women battling breast cancer are also on display, capturing moments of both pain and optimism. Audience can view the images at the University of Water Resources on October 19 and at Swing Lounge, 21 Trang Tien Street from October 20-31.-VNA