The Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), on Saturday, made an enthralling show as members of its Abuja branch staged an all-pink walk, tagged ‘Jog4Life’, to create awareness against breast, cervical, prostate
and other cancer variants.
Jog4Life is a signature outreach and annual outing of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, a cancer-fighting Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) established by the First Lady of Ondo State, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu. It is held every October to create awareness on cancerous ailments, particularly breast and cervical cancer.
The Abuja’s 2023 edition of ‘Jog4Life’ which was attended by notable Nigerians, students and members of the association from the various state chapters, started from British Council, Maitama, Abuja and terminated
at the Government Science Secondary School, Maitama, Abuja.
Speaking at the programme, the Chairperson of BRECAN, Abuja Chapter, Chief Nkem Olusola-Oke, said BRECAN has since justified its mandate in the fight against breast and cervical cancer in Nigeria and that it is unrelenting in its continued strides through its four pillars of awareness creation, patient support, advocacy and research.
According to her: “BRECAN has come a long way in the fight against breast cancer in this country. Its emergence nationally as the best cancer-fighting organisation in 2021 is a huge testimony about its successes. Yet we are not relenting. We keep giving hope and saving lives through the four critical pillars of awareness creation, patient support, advocacy and research.”
The Lead Jogger, Barrister, Barrister Oyanbo Peace Owei, encouraged women to prioritise regular breast examination and present themselves early enough when diagnosed with cancer, saying: “Early detention is key in cancer treatment; so, make it a duty to regularly examine your breasts and adopt a healthier lifestyle, part of which is a regular physical exercise.”