Founder of Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Percival Kofi Akpaloo, has called for a public support to the President of Breast Care International (BCI) Dr. Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai in her fight against breast cancer in the country.
He said Dr. Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai who has solely dedicated her life in reducing breast cancer mortality among women and their well-being must not be left alone with that huge burden.
Kofi Akpaloo made the call during a fund raising event in Kumasi on Saturday, October 30, 2021, to assist breast cancer patients who are financially challenged to settle medical treatments, during and after.
The event, which was the second leg, was led by former Presidents John Agyekum Kufuor, the first been held in Accra Saturday, October 23, 2021.
It also formed part of activities lined up by BCI in creating awareness about breast cancer to mark the October Pink Month.
The event was graced by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso constituency in the Ashanti region, Hon Dr Kingsley Nyarko.
“Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai’s breast cancer campaigns to educate women on breast cancer issues are so difficult for her alone to do it, in terms of funds. So it will be prudent for groups and individuals to financially support her on this worthy cause,” Akpaloo said.
“First I thought Dr. Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai was only doing breast cancer free screening and education but not knowing she also offers financial assistances to breast cancer patients in taking care of their medical bills and support them in trades. She deserves commendation and support,” he added.
Kofi Akpaloo then pledged to involve himself in breast cancer advocates and financially assist BCI yearly.
Dr. Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai, during her presentational speech said the fundraising events are part of BCI’s strategy to keep the breast cancer awareness creation campaign alive and assist breast cancer patients.
“Treatments for persons affected with breast cancer cost a lot and concerted efforts from the public must be made to support the fund to help their medical bills to reduce breast cancer mortality in Ghana,” she appealed.
Dr. Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai, who is also the CEO of Peace and Love Hospitals in Kumasi and Accra also advised the public to demystify the notion that breast cancer is caused by witches, and “therefore it is treatable, curable and preventable”.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah