As the world marks 2020 World cancer day on Today, the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, BRECAN is collaborating with thirty one (31) other Non Governmental and Civil Society Organizations in the fight against cancer.
BRECAN has recognised this and is currently spearheading collaborations in her Chapters States to mark the 2020 WCD and to create a platform for synergy among organizations with interest in eradicating cancer.
In Oyo state BRECAN is collaborating with fourteen other organizations to mark this year’s World Cancer Day in Ibadan the Oyo State capital with the go ahead from The State’s Ministry of Health.
An 800 seater capacity hall at Onireke, Ibadan BRECAN with Some partnering NGOs such as SFH, PPFN, J’Rapha and MWAN will conduct free breast and cervical cancer screening for about 400 women.
There will be several presentations on cancer by seasoned professionals. On the 6th of February, 2020, BRECAN will be marking the World Cancer Day in the ancient town of Oyo with the full support from The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III and Queen Anuoluwapo.
Society for Family Health (SFH) will also be on ground to conduct free breast cancer screening to about 300 women.
In Ondo state, ten other organizations will team up with BRECAN to mark the World Cancer Day in the state.
There will be a walk against cancer on the 4th of February, while On the 11th of February, there will a town hall meeting where issues pertaining to cancer prevention and care in the state will be discussed.
Equally, seven other organizations will be marking the event with BRECAN in Owerri the Imo state capital with a walk against cancer on Saturday, 8th February, 2020.
The walk will take off from Dan Anyiam Stadium to Freedom Square Owerri.
At the venue, there be lectures on cancer, followed by discussions and cross fertilization of ideas to chart the way forward towards tacking cancer in the state.
There will also be teaching of Breast Self Examination, quiz competition, fund raising and screening for breast, prostate and colon cancers.
With this move, BRECAN is galvanizing action and creating the platform for organizations to close ranks, merge efforts and resources together and fight cancer holistically. We are hopeful that together, soon, we will defeat cancer.