Singer, Chidinma Ekile “Ms. Kedike” and Nollywood actress,
Oge Okoye led the Pink October Walk, Race & against Cancer with over 200
people and two breast cancer survivors, Khadijat Banwo and Gloria Orji; on
Saturday 3rd October, 2015, at Alade Market, Allen Avenue,
Ikeja, Lagos. It was a 1km walk, 1km race and 7km cycling with @RoadRunners
club to create awareness and provide free breast and cervical cancer screenings
to women at Alade Market.
has been ravaging women at their prime, it is a worthy cause and I am excited
that my foundation- NMA Foundation partnered with Project PINK BLUE to make
this happen. I am most happy that we had this event in a market to reach-out
low income earners. I encourage every women to always do breast self-exam”
aunt, who had breast cancer and survived and also in honour of thousands of
women who lost the fight against cancer and those battling with it presently.
Being part of an initiative aimed at saving lives is quite close to my heart,
and I am excited to meet these lovely and strong breast cancer survivors”.
(79) women received free clinical breast examination and over forty-five (45)
women received free cervical cancer screening. Thanks to all our partners and I
strongly believe that we can do more with your support. The strategic vision is
to encourage all women in Nigeria to do breast self exam in this October and
a celebrity dancer Taiwo Lawal led a dramatic healthy dance. The celebrities
signed their signatures against cancer, made pitches against cancer and also
participated in the aerobics. While, Peace Emezue and Pamela Umebuani led the
Aerobics, Dr. M.O. Nwaneri, a consultant oncologist with St. Nicholas Hospital,
Lagos made a presentation on breast cancer and Dr. Paschal of Society for
Family Health (SFH) made a presentation on Cervical Cancer. A nurse from Pink
Pearl Foundation also made a presentation on Breast Self Examination.
cervical cancer awareness, provision of free cancer screenings and support to
people battling with cancer. This year we organized the PINK OCTOBER WALK, RACE
& CYCLING AGAINST CANCER in partnership with Nma Foundation to commemorate
the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
recognized with Nelson Mandela-Graca Machel Innovation Award,
Johannesburg, South Africa (http://bit.ly/1xIbmas); Global
Shapers Community Abuja I AM BOLD Award, Shape Africa 2014 (http://bit.ly/1g2rWyx);
and Semi-finalist in the Big C Competition by LiveSTRONG, USA (http://bit.ly/1sc6fwF)
and listed among Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP 2015).
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