UGANDAN EMBASSIES AROUND THE GLOBE JOIN UGANDAN AGAINST CUNCER
Written by admin on September 4, 2022
More than 1.3billion shillings announced in the run against cuncer from this year’s activity termed ‘No More Cancer,
This as family, friends and pets assembled at the Kololo Independence Grounds to show cause against cancer.
Officials say the 2022 run, is the first of this kind since 2019 attracted 40, 000 participants, twice the number that participated in 2019.
Fabian Kasi, the Managing Director – Centenary bank on behalf of all the partners says has over the years injected more than US$ 600, 000 in the activities surrounding the cancer run and affirmed more support to end the disease.
However, the success of the 2022 Cancer Run is attributed to the efforts put in by the corporate partners and individuals.
The biggest partner on this onewas the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and through Habib Migadde the first Secretary Public diplomacy, the ministry promised to participate in as many causes of this nature as possible because they impact society so much and endeavored to rally our missions overseas to also participate.
Through the ministry, some Ugandan embassies around the globe participanted in the run from and some of these include Bujumbura, Kigali, Beijing, Tanzania, Cairo and others,all this aimed at creating awareness and also mobilizing funding to equip institutions and organizations that need equipment to help treat diseases like cancer and other related diseases.
Participants from Bujumbura (photo 2 and 3)
Participants of the Rotery cuncer run 2022 from Khartoum-Sudan
Ambassador Charles Ssentongo, the Chief of Protocol and Head of Diplomatic Core in Uganda says that it is always a joy to partner with other stakeholders not only in areas of cancer but also in other sectors such as environment, among others and thank all participants on behalf of the ministry.
This year’s run was graced by Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones who
called for consistent cancer screening to achieve early detection.
2 years ago, Jones revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer but she was proud to announce a year later that she is cancer free!