The annual Run For a Cure Africa fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness and treatment has gone virtual.
On 30th October, 2021, patrons will embark on a walk or run exercise to create awareness for breast cancer.
They will start at their own locations and end as champions. The aim is also to raise funds for breast cancer patients in Ghana.
To take part in this, participants are expected to take pictures and videos and share them on their favourite social media platforms, tag Run For a Cure on all social media handles, and also include the hashtag #ITTAKESATEAM. Let the world know you are walking to fight breast cancer in Ghana.
Participants are expected to register by dialing *380*22# on all networks or visit www.runforacureghana.org to join the walk/run.
RFCA is a non-profit organization that has been working for the eradication of breast cancer in Ghana for the past nine years.
The organization creates awareness through community education, identifies women who need support, and takes them through the various stages of breast cancer treatment.
Run For a Cure Africa has also donated mammogram machines to the St. Martin de Pores Hospital, Ekwe in the Western Region, and Sacred Heart Catholic Hospital, Abor in the Volta Region.
The success stories of Ghanaian women and communities who have benefitted from the contribution of RFCA are numerous.
Breast Cancer is 98% treatable if detected early. Late-stage breast cancer detection in Ghana is attributed to the negative social stigma of the disease in society, lack of awareness, education, and access to health services.
Studies in Ghana show that fear of the disease is linked to death in most cases, denial, and guilt, as well as superstitious attributes. Join the run and let’s fight a cause bigger than cancer – It Takes A-Team.