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Hon. Nike Akanda, Betty Irabor, And Others Join “Change Her Cancer Story” Campaign.

As part of Sebeccly’s 10th year anniversary celebration the “Change Her Cancer Story” online campaign, which features notable personalities  from various sectors (Local & International), was launched with an aim to raise awareness,encourage cancer patients and advocate for better cancer care policies in Nigeria.

Dr Omolola Solako, founder of Sebeccly Cancer Care, emphasizes that there is a gap in awareness creation and the behavioural practices of many women. She also believes that the information is not being strategically disseminated.

Celebrities and other important personalities have taken to heart the current cancer situation in Nigeria, teaming up with Sebecclyin order to ensure that  information gets to the right people & in time.

The celebrities and media personalities who have so far, been a part of the “Change Her Cancer Story” campaign are:

  • Leesi-Peter Vigboro (Miss Nigeria 2015)
  • Chidera Muoka (Editor – Guardian Life)
  • Debbie Collins (MBGN Universe 2015)
  • Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun (Radio & TV Host)
  • Layole Oyatogun (Actress & TV Presenter)
  • Moji Allen (Style writer – ThisDay Style)
  • Sade Ladipo (CEO, Avienti)
  • DerinOdugbesan-Thomas (Blogger & Founder, derinfromisaleeko.com)
  • Chioma Akpotha (Award winning actress)

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 Other notable personalities  who have devoted themselves to seeing to a breakthrough in this cause include;

  • Mrs Lola Akande (Comm. Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, WAPA)
  • Betty Irabor (Founder, Genevieve Magazine)
  • Suzanne Wisse- Huiskes (Crowdfunding Expert & Founder, MatchBox)
  • Tolagbe Martins (Founder, SoConnected)
  • Comfort Sakoma (Founder, Poize Insider Network)
  • TewaOnasanya (Editor, Exquisite Magazine & Founder, Eloy Awards)
  • Mariam AdeyemiTimmer (Founder, Mariam Adeyemi Company)
  • Nkem Onwudiwe (Founder, Her Network)

In 2012, 27,000 new cases of Breast Cancer were diagnosed of which 13,960 died from the disease. The survival of breast cancer patients at 5 years is less than 14% as the majority of patients are not informed and don’t have access to screening and prevention services hence over 80% of patients present with advanced disease.

Secondly, over 80% pay out of pocket for cancer care and eventually become bankrupt causing delays or discontinuation of treatment and or seeking cheaper ineffective alternative treatment.

Cancer care is largely excluded under health insurance and its cost is unaffordable, this puts a financial strain on the patient and their relatives. However, these personalitiesteamed up with Sebeccly to be a part of this cause, because they believe that no woman should through her cancer journey alone.

The Sebeccly Anniversary Gala is scheduled to hold on the 25th of September 2016 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island.

For tickets to the Anniversary Gala & Event, and other enquiries, please call Engr. Mrs. Omojole 08033150446 OR Email – 10years@sebecclycancercare.org

For more information on Sebeccly Cancer Care, visit www.sebeclycancercare.org

For inquiries on the Cancer Support, call 08022244899, 08087111629

For media enquiries, please contact Chidi Nnamah: 09096249245

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