Thousands of people from all walks of life over the weekend participated in a breast cancer cognizance health stroll in Cape Coast.
The walk was to sensitize Ghanaians at the causes, signs, treatment and dangers of the sickness to effectively lessen the burden cancer sufferers undergo in gaining access to drugs.
It become at the subject matter: “Early Detection is the excellent protection”.
The 9th version of the walk dubbed: “stroll for the therapy” was put together with the aid of Breast Care international (BCI), a breast most cancers awareness agency with aid from its companions.
October is celebrated as Breast cancer cognizance Month and the crimson ribbon is used as a symbol of harmony in all international locations.
At some stage in the month, nations the world over organize activities with an aim to help increase interest and aid for recognition, early analysis, and remedy in addition to palliative take care of girls going through this sickness.
The principal local walk delivered collectively key personalities along with Mr. Kwamena Duncan, the regional Minister, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, a former Minister for Gender, ladies and kids Affairs, Obrempong Nyanful Krampah XI, the Paramount leader of the Gomoa AjumakoTraditional vicinity and President of the nearby house of Chiefs, Osabarema Kwesi Atta II, Omanhen of Oguaa traditional location.
There was also huge representation of girls from the second one cycle establishments, college of Cape Coast (UCC), the. Federation of men and women with Disabilities (PWDs) and the media.
The enthusiastic individuals boldly held their Ghana flags to match their BCI branded white tops, as they started the walk from the forecourt of the Cape Coast castle thru the primary streets and subsequently converged at the Cape Coast sports Stadium where various speakers took turns to deal with the milled crowed.
Amidst brass band tune, the individuals held their Ghana flags and dispensed flyers even as teaching the public on the want to prioritize ordinary breast cancer take a look at-usato keep away from the dire results.
The President of BCI and leader executive Officer of Peace and Love Hospitals, Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, changed into thankful to the contributors for helping the exercising to scale-up public education at the risk of Breast most cancers.
She called for improved guide and sustained public education saying early detection remained the cornerstone of breast most cancers manipulate.
“when located early, and if adequate diagnosis and remedy are to be had, there is a superb danger that breast cancer can be cured,” she stated.
Mr. Kwamena Duncan advised all in particular ladies to have a look at their breast regularly for early detection of the disease.