Greater than Three,100 girls throughout all six areas had been just lately screened for breast most cancers
following a partnership between Shoprite Nigeria and Run For a Remedy Africa (RFCA) which
gave them free entry to this service.
The Huge Pink Battle passed off from Three-Eight February 2020 and gave Nigerian girls the
alternative to bear scientific breast exams, ultrasound scans and mammograms. 4 of
the six screening stations had been situated at Shoprite supermarkets together with Shoprite Asaba
Mall (Delta State), Shoprite Onitsha Mall (Anambra State), Shoprite Novare Gateway Mall
(Abuja) and Shoprite Ado Bayero Mall (Kano State).
“Because of Shoprite’s partnership with RFCA, which dates again to 2014, greater than Eight 000
girls have now undergone screenings,” says Shoprite Nigeria’s Kunle Abiola. “We’re
thrilled concerning the nice turnout this yr and plan to roll this initiative out to extra
communities the place we commerce.”
“Practically one hundred percent of the time, girls with breast most cancers survive if the most cancers is
found early on, however sadly, this quantity is reversed in Nigeria due to late
detection,” says Dr. Ebele Mbanugo, founder and government director of RFCA.
“We’re more than happy concerning the enormous turnout of girls within the states the place we hosted this
occasion with Shoprite. If extra companies partnered with us, we’d be capable of create even
additional consciousness and attain out to 1000’s extra girls throughout our nation.”
Shoprite has positively impacted the lives of many Nigerians since opening its first retailer in
Lagos in December 2005 by means of its help of native faculties as nicely the monetary help
it offers to nearly 2 000 organisations within the nation.
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