Breast Care International (BCI), a non-governmental organization breast cancer advocate, has launched the 8th edition of the ‘BCI Walk for the Cure, Ghana’ in Tamale, the Northern regional capital on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, with the theme ‘Together we are stronger than Cancer’
The walk, which is the country’s largest and most successful awareness creation event for breast cancer was initiated in 2011 as the ‘Susan G. Komen Ghana Race for the Cure’ and is scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
The aim of the walk, which is in collaboration with Peace and love Hospitals in Kumasi and Accra, is to demystify the myths and misconceptions about the disease which has recorded increased cases among women in Ghana.
The event is expected to attract more than 60,000 people and will be graced by high profile dignitaries like the Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Said, the Mayor of Tamale Municipal, Hon. Iddrisu Musah Superior, Ministers of States, Government’s Appointees, Traditional rulers, Breast Cancer Survivals, identifiable groups, students, among others.
The maiden and the second editions were held in Kumasi in 2011 and 2012 respectively, followed by Accra, Sunyani, Takoradi, Kumasi and Koforidua in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Source: otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah