Last year, over 500 people joined us to #closethecaregap by supporting us at our amazing ‘walk against cancer’ event. It was such a success that we thought we’d do it again!
So on Friday 3rd February 2023, at 07.00, we’ll be meeting at Lagos State House Marina, where after a few (carefully supervised) stretches, we’ll be setting off on our 5km walk to First Cardiology Consultant Head Office.
This is a global effort to support cancer patients, survivors, and their families as well as raise money towards cancer research. The event will be a WORLD 24 hour walk with participants from over 250 cities. Each city will be given a one hour time slot to go on a walk, and the combination of these hours around the world will equal one full 24 hour day. It will be a 24 hour ‘relay’ spanning almost all times zones. All proceeds will go towards cancer charities around the world.
Walk against cancer during The Marathon Rotterdam Walk, and directly contribute to a better life for people dealing with cancer. Create a fundraiser page for KWF and get started to raise money. Will you raise 500 euros or more before April 1st? Then the KWF will reward you with a free entry ticket and a Walk against Cancer shirt. This way you walk in style in Rotterdam. Are you not reaching the target amount on time? Then you will of course have the opportunity to buy your starting bib yourself. In any case, you will be walking along in Rotterdam. All amounts are welcome and KWF appreciates everyone who is committed.
With this year’s theme “closing the care gap”, the group, appeals for more medical personnel in the health sector, adding that Nigeria bears a whole burden of cancer.
“So we are committed to this year’s theme “ closing the care gap” and we are asking all stakeholders in the health sector, the Ministry of health, the medical association, all those concerned to do a lot more for the cancer patients, said Gloria Nwajiogo, President, network of cancer victims, Nigeria”.
“Cancer is real and it affects humans in Africa and in Nigeria, every year alone we have 1.1million alone in Africa, we have over 7000 deaths in Africa, so we felt it right to partner with Project Pink Blue to support and create awareness, Dupe Olushola, MDC Transcorp Hotel PLC, Abuja”.
Some cancer survivors at the event encouraged other patients to be hopeful and abide by medical prescriptions adding that the disease can be managed successfully.
Please follow the link below to sign up for what will be a fun morning of conversation, music and entertainment.