Dr. (Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, President of Breast Cancer International (BCI) and Chief Executive Officer of Peace and Love Hospital has hailed the two institutions for remaining steadfast to the over-arching desire to intensify the breast cancer awareness creation drives which is evidenced in the increased number of survivors due to early detection of cases.
“Our success story, imprinted in the minds of millions around the world, is credited to our survivors, Corporate Ghana, Royalty Philanthropists, the Media and the public in general among others.”
This was declared by the President of Breast Cancer International, at the media launch of the Seventh BCI Ghana Walk For The Cure in Koforidua on Tuesday, this week.
According to her, the impending Koforidua walk, the seventh in succession, draws inspiration and lessons from the maiden edition in Kumasi in 2011, in what has now become a landmark event, spanning the last seven years, in the nationwide campaign to create awareness about breast cancer to showcase survivorship and reduce the stage at which women report to the hospital.
“We are determined to ride on the back of the October 14th walk to affirm our long held assertion that breast cancer is curable, highly treatable and survivable, if only detected early, a medical contract we hold true and owe our patients,” she reiterated.
The BCI Ghana Walk For the Cure 2017, which is under the theme “Our Breasts, Let’s Check Them,” is expected to draw over 40,000 Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians, cutting across the social strata, and the choice of Koforidua for the event was predicated on the conviction that the city is strategically placed to imbibe the anti-breast cancer awareness message for onward transmission to the rural areas, where late stage presentation regrettably is predominant, she explained.
Some breast cancer survivors and members of Peace and Love Survivors Association at the end of day, who defied the odds and risk of stigmatisation, gave word of mouth attestation publicly, with the hope to convince many that indeed breast cancer is curable and survivable.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Ametewee S. Worlali, Koforidua