Ade Adeogun Foundation will tomorrow, Friday 30th October partner the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) at an awareness programme scheduled for 11am at Oka Akoko Town Hall, Akoko
In a statement made public by Abire Sunday Olugbenga, the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Hon. Ade Adeogun, MHR representing Akoko South East/ South West constituency, the foundation urged women to shun the culture of self help as well as traditional beliefs occasioned by age long myths saying cancer is no longer a death sentence.
The statement further reads: “The debilitating experience of breast cancer is better imagined than being real. We have lost many great women to its pangs while some are prayerfully going through the toughest time of their lives now as a result of a full blown breast cancer.
As much as we dread breast cancer, it’s not a death sentence only if it’s discovered at an early stage. This is when ignorance will no longer be bliss. Cancer is like the proverbial Iroko that must be tamed when sprouting lest it becomes an apparent reason for unending sacrifices.
It’s no longer fashionable to think of an evil spirit whenever the human bodies do not function properly. It constitutes great danger to resort to self help or spiritual support while shunning all medical examinations. We must also reiterate that breast cancer is not for the rich alone. It knows no status, academic qualifications or colour”.
The foundation however enjoined women most especially to take advantage of the programme towards attaining a healthy society.