To mark the annual World Cancer Day on 4th February, Pink Pearl Foundation – a public service charity organization designed to empower women joined the rest of the world to promote breast cancer awareness with free screening in major markets in Lagos, Nigeria.

The screening which took place at Kairo market, Oshodi and Lagos Island Local Government of Balogun market was well attended by market women, business operators within the vicinity and other passerby.

Participants at both markets were encouraged and educated about the importance of early detection through regular self screening as well as healthy living.

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Dr. Ufoma Okotete, Managing Director of Diamond Helix Medical who is also Medical Coordinator for Pink Pearl Foundation demonstrated to the audience in practical terms how to carry out self examination using balloon and other medical equipment. Similarly, she added that men are also vulnerable to breast cancer though with very low percentage.

Since its inception in 2007, Pink Pearl Foundation has been in the vanguard of sponsoring campaigns for early detection of cancer. The organization is also dedicated to empowering women through skill acquisition programmes, awareness campaigns, provision of high-quality breast and cervical cancer screenings, and diagnostic services.

‘World Cancer Day’ is celebrated annually on 4th of February to deepen the general public’s understanding of the disease.

 

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