You will probably argue that running and cancer have very little in common, but Rotary Uganda begs to differ. Cancer in Uganda has not gotten the kind of awareness it deserves. Dubbed ‘the silent killer’, it kills more people than Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis combined. Rotary Uganda has made a bid to change this by constructing a cancer wing at St. Francis hospital Nsambya. The ward will focus on preventing and treating breast, cervical and prostate cancer.
Cervical cancer is a preventable type of cancer and yet it kills many women worldwide and in Uganda. Uganda and Zimbabwe rank highest when it comes to cases of breast and cervical cancer in developing countries. According to statistics, out of every 500women tested, 36 have breast or cervical cancer.
Women at 21 and over should have regular PAP smears to screen for cervical cancer. There will be free breast and cervical cancer screening at the event. According to findings (citing necessary) 1500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in Uganda and it is believed that many more live with it unknowingly. It is most common among older men.
The Uganda Rotary club have organised a run slated for 26th August from 7am to 1pm starting at and ending at the Lugogo cricket oval. Registration fee is 10,000shs and 10,000 people are expected to attend. All proceeds shall go towards the completion of the ward. There will be the 5, 10 and 21km legs.
Add yourself to the number and run for a good cause. Tickets are available at
- Capital shoppers super markets
- Select garments stores
- Rotary office (9 floor NIC building)
- CBS fm reception (mengo)
- Centenary bank (CERUDED BRANCHES)
Click here for a map of the route. ( [download id=”3″] )
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