Mama Bournvita, as we fondly call her, has been participating in our run since we can remember. She was the recipient of our perseverance award in 2012 and has been ever since. In 2018, we renamed the award 'Mama Bournvita'. She has promised as long as God gives her life, she will fight to bring awareness to this horrible disease by running with us every year. Thank you, Ma. Shout out to our Executive Council member @adebinafrica for being by her side all these years. #morethanarun #ageisnothingbutanumber #iamandiwill #ittakesateam #rfca10 #10yearchallenge #happybirthdayrfca #bethesolution #impact #itspersonal #ukwudiya
World Cancer Day
Run For a Cure Africa marked World Cancer Day 2018 at Keffi Market, Obalende, Lagos. Through a Nollywood style performance, RFCA brought awareness to the market audience. The audience was educated and entertained about the necessity of early detection and regular screenings.
RFCA Partners with Worldwide Breast Cancer
RFCA partners with Worldwide Breast Cancer to bring culturally relevant educational materials to Nigeria. Through the #KNOWYOURLEMONS campaign, RFCA and Worldwide Breast Cancer hope to create greater awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer among Nigerians. Click to learn more about #KNOWYOURLEMONS.
RFCA Moving Forward
Run For a Cure Africa started nine years ago to provide free screenings. Now we are in four countries providing access to not only breast cancer screenings, but also diagnostics, and treatment. We still want to do more. Please watch and get involved.
Patient Navigation Program
Our patient navigator program (PNP) is the first of its kind in Lagos. The PN is the number one advocate of the patient and helps her navigate through the scary and sometimes unpredictable medical system in Nigeria, by breaking down barriers to accessing treatment. Click here to learn more or call our PN line at 0817 000 1235.
Since 2009, Run For a Cure Africa has been fighting breast cancer in Nigeria. Operating a nonprofit in one of the most dynamic countries in the world has not been easy but it's been worth it. The last year has presented its own set of challenges but because of our partnerships and a great deal of faith and dedication we are #stillherestillrunning. Read about some of our key partners.
Turn the 90% breast cancer mortality rate into the 99% breast cancer survival rate.