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Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign: 150 Nasarawa women engage in street walk

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign: 150 Nasarawa women engage in street walk

A group, Mbegir Humanitarian Initiative, is set to organize a street walk in support of women suffering from breast cancer in Nasarawa State.

“We are unhappy with the alarming increase in cases of breast cancer which poses a threat to the lives of women,” the group said in a statement on Tuesday in Lafia by its Chief Executive Officer, Rahab Elisha.

She said the walk which will begin on Thursday, July 13 in Lafia is being organized in collaboration with the Nasarawa State Women Forum Fighting Against Cancer.

Similar walk will also hold in Keffi and Wamba towns of the State.

The statement noted that the group engages in advancing the cause of women in tackling socio-cultural issues affecting them, with focus on education, women related medical issues and projection of women social values, aimed at increasing life expectancy and productivity for women.

The statement said, “as part of activities marking the event, 150 women suffering from breast cancer will participate in breast cancer street walk campaign from the Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic to the Government House, where they will seek audience with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

“The street walks are planned to create massive public awareness on the dangers of breast cancer and to encourage early detection of the disease thereby saving lives.

“We are disturbed on the alarming increase in the case of breast cancer that is threatening the lives of women.

“We also commend efforts of the Nasarawa State government in tackling this killer disease and we are determined to key into this laudable initiative.”

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