Human Alliance for Cancer Awareness has Wednesday invited the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to join the cancer run as chief runner, no rx which will take place this week on Saturday.
The Alliance is one of the clubs at St. Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK). It is holding the cancer run to raise about Shs. 3million for patients at the Uganda Cancer Institute and a playground for the children’s ward at the hospital.
The Alliance Spokesperson, shop Timothy Kadaga says the run is among the activities of the school club to support patients and also raise 54 million shillings from the students in the next ten years to buy cancer equipment.
He says the club aims at raising awareness on the cancer epidemic among Ugandans given reports that over 17 percent of the people aged below 75 years are at risk.
“We all believe that cancer cures once it is detected and treated earlier in life; that is why we want to raise awareness so as to reduce number of deaths resulting from late detection and treatment of cancer cases, view ” Timothy said.
“Whoever shall turn up for the cancer run shall have a chance for cancer testing and screening which shall be done at the school campus.”
The speaker Rebecca Kadaga pledged to mobilize parliamentarians to participate and support the 7km cancer run that will be around Kisubi over the weekend.
“We want to thank you so much for the campaign and bringing on board the people of your generation to join the cancer fight; here at Parliament we support the cancer run every year,” Kadaga commended the students.