DO IT FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE, BEAT CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER!
Uganda for the Roses is a one-day event giving you a choice to ride, run or walk. The event offers a family-friendly 5km walk, a 5km and 10km run and a 15km bike ride. Whether you choose to walk, run or ride your participation will support girls and women in Uganda to beat cancer both through awareness raising and fund raising.
START & FINISH VENUE: Jinja Club (Jinja Golf Club)
DATE: 12 October 2019
TIME: 8:00AM (activity schedule is coming up)
SIGN UP: Register now by filling this registration form --> https://forms.gle/ZSwC3UFJrnLSzWCR8
1. WALK (5 kilometers) | UGX 25,000
2. RUN (5 kilometers) | UGX 50,000
3. RUN (10 kilometers) | UGX 50,000
4. RIDE (15 kilometers) - no race, but scenic guided ride through historical Jinja | UGX 50,000
Finish line celebrations
After filling the registration form (https://forms.gle/ZSwC3UFJrnLSzWCR8) you can pay your registration fee as follows:
1. Pay your registration fee with MTN MoMoPay. Dial *165*3#. Merchant Code: 700197
2. Pay your registration fee at Cycling out of Poverty office in Jinja (Plot 1, Victoria Close, Jinja)
3. Pay your registration fee on the event day
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Register and pay before 30st of September and you will receive a FREE T-SHIRT. All proceeds of Uganda for the Roses will be donated to Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja (RHHJ) and Cycling out of Poverty Foundation (CooP-Uganda).
Uganda for the Roses is dedicated to support two Jinja based charities, Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja and Cycling out of Poverty Foundation Uganda, who have joined efforts to create awareness about cervical cancer, promote and advance screening and vaccinations and equip community health volunteers with bicycles and smart phones to improve palliative care service to patients and families with advanced cancer and HIV/AIDS.
Women and girls living in rural areas however face many challenges, including gender inequality in education, sexual and gender-based violence, high prevalence of maternal mortality, HIV and AIDs, child marriage, FGM, conflict and natural disasters. But one of these challenges is Cervical Cancer. It is the most common cause of cancer in Africa where it accounts for 22% of all female cancers and 12% of all newly diagnosed cancer in both men and women every year. In Africa, 34 out of every 100,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 23 out of every 100,000 women die from cervical cancer every year (WHO). Yet it is a preventable disease! There is a safe and very effective vaccine that protects against cervical cancer and it has the potential to prevent one third of all cases of cervical cancer. And routine cervical cancer screening and early treatment can prevent up to 80% of cervical cancers if abnormalities of the cervix are identified at stages when they can be easily treated.
“Cervical cancer is a preventable disease and affects far too many women in the African Region. There is an urgent need to integrate cancer control programmes into existing primary sexual and reproductive health care services, strengthen multisectoral collaboration, and improve public health awareness in order to tackle this devastating disease,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
- There is a ‘can’ in cancer, because we can beat it! –
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