Project PINK BLUE, a cancer-fighting organization in collaboration with Dana Air, BellaNaija, Lakeshore Cancer Center and U.S. Embassy in Nigeria hosted Pink October Walk against Cancer, October 7th, 2017 at LTv / Radio Lagos Arena, Ikeja, Lagos in commemoration of International Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The event started at 8:00am with a 30mins Aerobics session, followed by a walk against breast cancer around ikeja neighborhood which lasted for 1 hour 20mins.The 5km cancer awareness walk kicked off at LTv / Radio Lagos Arena through Allen Roundabout, Ikeja underbridge and back to LTv. It was led by breast cancer survivors- Comfort Oyayi Daniel, Swatkasa Gimba, Khadijat Banwo-Fatai, Nurat Salmon, and Ada Oliver, they were also honored and celebrated with Champions Medals.
Celebrities like Yvonne Jegede, Keme(Ekemini Everett), Uriel Oputa, Rachel Okonkwo, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Miki Omeili and others were also present.
Afterwards breast cancer screening, Cervical cancer screening and Prostate Cancer Screening was conducted by Lakeshore Cancer Center.
A total of 115 people were seen. We recorded 76 normal cases and others had different issues that needed more oncology consultation.
12 men were screened for Prostate cancer with no abnormality seen.
Lakeshore Cancer Center and other organizations talked to the crowd, Dr Yinka Akinyemiju, Palliative care Physician talked about the importance of breast screening and regular breast examination.