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‘Vote adequate fund for cancer treatment’

By Kemi Olatunde
The wife of Ondo State Governor and founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu -Akeredolu  has called on  governments  at various levels to commit adequate resources to the care and support of cancer patients and survivors to reduce mortality rate and better their  lives.

    She made the  call while delivering  her keynote  address at Oyemekun Grammar School in Akure, the Ondo State capital, to mark this year’s World Cancer Day.

The  event which started with early morning trek from  Democracy Park to  Oyemekun Grammar School. was led by Mrs Akeredolu,  BRECAN members, breast cancer patients and secondary school students in Akure.

    The  First Lady  said  she was delighted to attend the important occasion of 2019 World Cancer Day celebrated on  February 4 of every year globally to raise awareness on cancer and to encourage people to speak up, talk about prevention, early detection and treatment.

“World Cancer Day originated in 2000 at the First World Summit against  cancer which was held in Paris where it was decided to declare  February 4  as the World Cancer Day to foster a cooperative global commitment to improving the quality of life of cancer patients and the continued investment in and advancement of cancer research, prevention and treatment.


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