October of every year is commemorated as International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also known as Pink Month. The entire month is used for fundraising to support people battling with Breast Cancer, Admiring the survivors, Honoring the taken, and awareness/screening for women at risk.
Pink October Lagos Walk is a gathering of amazing people like you, to come together and take a 15minute walk on Allen Avenue, with the aim of creating awareness, providing breast cancer prevention information, early detection and provision of free breast & cervical cancer screening to over 70 women at Alade Market, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos; Saturday, 3rd October, 2015. Walk starts at 7am and Free Cancer Screenings starts at 9am.
#ProjectPINKBLUE gladly requests your presence, media/publicity and social media support.
Do you know that thirty (30) Nigerian women die every day from Breast Cancer, Cervical cancer is virtually 99% preventable; and yet it kills one Nigerian woman every hour; hence, more action is needed to mitigate this cancer burden. Come and let’s show the world that #WeCare and support people battling with cancer in this difficult moment, admire the breast cancer survivors, and honor the taken.
Project PINK BLUE is a community-based cancer non-profit with focus on Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness and Free Screening for rural and hard-to-reach communities; with the aim to phase-out advanced/late diagnosis and reduce the incidence of cancer in Nigeria. We have been working with Marie Stopes Nigeria and National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Our impact earned us the prestigious and noble Nelson Mandela-Graca Machel Innovation Award, Johannesburg, South Africa (http://bit.ly/1xIbmas); Global Shapers Community Abuja I AM BOLD Award, Shape Africa 2014 (http://bit.ly/1g2rWyx); Semi-finalist in the Big Cancer Competition by LiveSTRONG, USA (http://bit.ly/1sc6fwF) and Nominated as Best Project 2013/2014, Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition with UNESCO, Berlin, Germany (http://bit.ly/17dD6Nw).
On 4th & 7th Feb., 2015, we organized the World Cancer Day Walk, Race & Cycling with Korede Bello:
You can download our World Cancer Day Report: http://www.projectpinkblue.org/assets/word_cancer_report.pdf
Our Social Media: @projectpinkblue HashTag: #ProjectPinkBlue #WeCare
Runcie C.W. Chide
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