Breast Care International (BCI) has announced the innovative ways it will hold the 2020 breast cancer month as Covid-19 still lingers.
According to the foundation’s President, Dr Beatrice Wiafe Addai, although the 2020 celebration may go unnoticed due to the prevalence of pandemic that will not prevent the mindset to do the needful.
“We are innovatively keeping with tradition as we refuse to let the ravages of Covid-19 crowd out our voice and blight our annual public awareness creation programs on breast cancer,” she said.
She explained it will embark on a two-tier fund-raising cocktail event under the auspices of ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor in Accra and Kumasi respectively.
The two events are under the distinguished patronage of Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, whose association with BCI dates several years back.
“Former President Kufuor about six years ago in Sunyani identified with our core objectives of reducing the mortality of breast cancer through mass public education and free clinical breast screening. He has since then been very supportive of us,” she said.
Kumasi’s event has been scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020, at the Jofel catering services with Accra’s edition to be held at the African Regent Hotel on October 24.
She, however, bemoaned the devastating effect on their annual mammoth flagship program, dubbed “BCI Ghana Walk For The Cure” which event was earmarked to take place in Kumasi this year.
“Though unhappy, we remain resolute and undaunted,” she said.
She added, “We owe it to our constituents to sustain the awareness creation programs, support vulnerable patients, hence the fundraising events to celebrate our survivors and to forcefully restate our mission statement of stamping out breast cancer in the foreseeable future.”
She, therefore, implored multinationals, corporate entities and high net worth individuals and philanthropists to generously contribute to saving the lives of breast cancer patients, the majority of whom are regrettably poor and have dependents.
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