Lagos – To mark World Cancer Day, George Kerry Life Foundation collaborated with Ovie Brume Foundation to provide free cancer screening to women in Takwa Bay Island of Lagos State.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world today and women are known to suffer most from this disease. Studies show that over 70,000 people die from cancer in Nigeria in the year 2018. In an effort to further the campaign against cancer and increase awareness about the disease, Ovie Brume Foundation collaborated with the likes of George Kerry Life Foundation to put up a sensitization campaign in Takwa Bay Island, a small remote community in Lagos State.
The highlight of the campaign was the screening and counseling of 100 women from the community by George Kerry Life Foundation. Known for championing women health and wellness programmes, George Kerry Life Foundation saw this campaign as another opportunity to further its course. Dr. Kerry Osazuwa, the founder of George Kerry Life Foundation in her remarks on the campaign stated that Herself and members of her team will continue to push for the eradication of cancer by promoting healthy living, sensitizing and screening people especially women, and providing treatment where necessary.
Also commenting on the campaign, the Executive Director of Ovie Brume foundation, Mrs Adeola Awogbemi said “We realised that most of the residents here have no understanding of lots of things, most especially their health, we are now in Tarkwa Bay to create awareness on cancer. More so, we brought experts to empower them on what to do when faced with the challenge whenever it surfaces”
Members of the benefiting community, Takwa Bay Island, especially women did not just corporate with the team, but were also full of appreciation for the gesture directed at them and hoped such will continue. George Kerry Life Foundation is not relenting in the fight against cancer, and as such it seeks to sustain its efforts, by setting up a breast clinic in an accessible Location in Lagos State. To achieve this, donations from well-meaning individuals and groups are requested.
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