Breast cancer is a global problem, with one woman dying from the disease every 50 seconds. In 2020, an estimated 684,996 women died from breast cancer, with a disproportionate number of these deaths occurring in low-resource settings such as Nigeria. Since 2017, CancerAware has designated October - being the global Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise funds for low-income and indigent women facing a breast cancer diagnosis in Nigeria.
Our #31DaysOfPINK Breast Cancer Campaign helps women who cannot afford the cost of their treatment. The funds raised from the campaign go towards chemotherapy, surgery, medications, diagnostic tests and welfare support for beneficiaries.
From October 2022 to September 2023, we were able to provide support to 115 beneficiaries. Below is the breakdown: Chemotherapy Sessions Provided - 172 Breast Screening and Diagnostic Tests - 94 Surgical Procedures and Hospital Care - 4 Pharmaceutical and Medical Aid - 28 Patient Welfare and Support - 27 Thank you for being there for our beneficiaries as they face one of the most challenging situations anyone can go through - a cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, we lost two of our beneficiaries during this period. May their souls rest in peace.
We have embarked on the 7th edition of the #31DaysOfPink Breast Cancer Campaign and we are hoping to support even more beneficiaries than last year.
We hope you will join us again as we fundraise to help more women facing breast cancer. We encourage you to consider making a donation and make a difference in the life of a woman facing breast cancer.