Nigeria (CS-DON), is bringing hope to people living with cancer through its
‘RUN FOR THE CURE’ programme, with the aim of giving all funds generated to the
needy for cancer medication.
Cross River State, the 7KM Charity Walk, which is in its sixth edition, will
take place on June 15, 2013 with particular focus on giving medical support to
20 children living with cancer, besides other indigent patients with different
cervical and childhood cancer with the RUN, which will take-off by 7.30 am from the Muir Okunola Park,
off Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island.
point to the Bar Beach along the Ahmadu Bello way and back to Muri Okunola
children living with cancer as very critical, bearing in mind the rate of
growth of cancers in children.
importantly, so treatment is initiated immediately.
because cancers in children present symptoms like it does in fevers, therefore
leaving the children at greater danger
of likely delay. “
be prevented if they were detected early.
cancer; be they in children or in adults, such as breast or cervical cancer,”
initiative, the organisation has appealed to members of the public to avail
themselves of the opportunity to be a part of the event by registering online
at www.runforcure.org or at any of its registration
locations at Park and Shop/Spar, Victoria Island and Lekki; Mega Plaza, Victoria Island; The Palm Shopping Mall,
Lekki; Silverbird Galleria, Victoria
Island; Ouch Outlets, Lekki Phase 1& Maryland; Every Woman’s Boutique and
1004 Estate, Victoria Island.
disclosed that the organisation will give out prizes to the youngest and oldest
participants, while the largest team registered for the event would also go
home with exciting gifts.
the CS-DON has also encouraged teams that would like to have their
specially-designed T-shirts, to come up with their designs to the organisation
to help them do the printing.
cancer screening services that would be offered to members of the public who
would come for the event.
breast and cervical screening for people who come,” Mrs Duke said.
an Oncologist would be available to answer questions with regards to cancer.
to worry about the traffic
situation because the organisation has made adequate arrangements to ensure that
the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) maintain proper flow of
traffic, while the Nigeria Police will be on hand to