- Written by Peace Loise Mbae
Cervical Cancer Awareness Walk 2018 will be held on Saturday 27 with the aim of raising awareness of early screening to curb the alarming cervical cancer cases in Kenya. In Kenya eight women die daily from cervical cancer because it is diagnosed in its late stages according to the Ministry of Health.
The Kenyan Network of Cancer Organizations reports that 70-80 per cent of cancer cases are diagnosed in late stages.
The 10 Kilometre walk organized by Lady Hope Wellness Institute and Mombasa-Bound Buses will start from 7- 1 P.M. in marking cervical cancer prevention month.
“We wish to touch the lives of the vulnerable in the community by uplifting poor cancer affected persons in our programme to access continuous specialized treatment and thereafter empower them economically to start life afresh after their treatment. Various partners feel the pain of the cancer patients and wish to take the Walk with/ for them to alleviate their suffering in their own small ways,” read the press release.
Mombasa-Bound Buses (Mbb) company says they understand the emotional and physical pain long distant cervical cancer patients undergo as they travel by public means even at late stages of the disease mostly characterized by heavy bleeding.
“By taking little steps towards cancer fight, they will be ensuring that no cervical cancer patient chooses to await their fate in the comfort of their homes rather than take the long distant Buses to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialized treatment,” read the press release.
The walk is also seeking donations through Mpesa Paybill account: Business Number: 480329
Account number: LADY HOPE WELLNESS INSTITUTE
Donations can also be made directly to LADY HOPE WELLNESS INSTITUTE through cheque, direct bank deposits to National Bank of Kenya Westlands branch, Account no. 01281041141300 (Pay bill no. 625625), M-pesa on 0728919199 or through the Parish Priest Fr. Gideon Muchira. (Church located along Peponi Road, heading to ISK School).
Free transport will be provided from Nairobi town to the Venue, courtesy of various Mombasa bus companies. Departure time is strictly 7am from Accra rd. Free transport will also be provided after the Charity Walk.
For more information call Walk Co-ordinator: Mrs. Elizabeth Samoei ( 0723929746)
or Delvan (MBB Group) on 0705808848