As part of activities lined up to mark 2018 World Cancer Day, the wife of the Ondo State Governor and the founder of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has taken the message of hope to Imo State to raise awareness and campaign against breast cancer.
Akeredolu, in her address while inaugurating the Imo State Executive of BRECAN, affirmed her readiness to take the campaign to the 36 states of the federation with a pladge that no woman in Nigeria should die needlessly of breast cancer.
While charging the newly inaugurated State Executive to remain hard working, she stressed that it takes great commitment to be a member of the organization as BRECAN is all about charity.
“BRECAN is an association that is involved in giving charity. We are here to help and to expect nothing in return”, she said.
Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha who had earlier received the first of Ondo State at his residence, thanked Akeredolu for embarking on such a laudable stride in the fight against breast cancer in Imo State, stressing that cancer has become a scourge.
The Governor, who was represented by the Secretary to Imo State Government, George Eche at the Town Hall, used the opportunity to thank Akeredolu for creating awareness in Imo State about the deadly disease.
The event also featured lectures on causes of cancer, fundraising, clinical breast examination and the investiture of the Executives of the Imo State chapter of BRECAN.
The newly inaugurated chairperson of BRECAN Imo State chapter, Mrs. Cordelia Oreva expressed her readiness to create awareness about breast cancer while enjoining women to go to the hospital, as early detection and presentation at the hospital saves life.
The town hall meeting, which took place at the Imo State University, Owerri under the chairmanship of Dr. Angelica Anele from the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri had in attendance Eze Eunan O. Eke, Okpo I of Umuokpo, other royal majesties and top government functionaries.