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Award winning Radio & TV personality 'fights' breast cancer with a walk Featured

Written by  Oct 09, 2018
Award winning radio and television personality, Sokoohemaa Kukua, is championing a campaign against breast cancer. The host of the mid-morning show on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, through her Sokoohemaa Foundation, will lead a walk to create awareness about breast cancer on October 20, 2018. The theme for the maiden edition of the breast cancer awareness walk is, ‘’One Man, One Breast’. The theme according to the organizers is to encourage men to be involved in fighting and creating more awareness about breast cancer. ‘Women are dying out of breast cancer everyday and this is sad. Children are losing mothers and husbands losing wives. We want women to go for breast cancer screening from time to time because early detection can save a life,’’ a statement issued by the foundation said. The walk is been championed by the Sokoohemaa foundation and would need support from corporate bodies. The starting point for the walk is the Obra Spot and will end at the Kaneshie Market. Anybody with support can call 0244085314. About 1, 800 women could die of breast cancer, research work has revealed. The study says the cases of breast cancer and women affected are at risk of losing their lives. According to Head of Breast Unit at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Florence Dedey.“Breast cancer is on the increase in Ghana. Less than three weeks ago on September 12, the International Agency for Research on cancer published the GLOBOCAN2018 estimates of worldwide incidence and mortality of cancer. They estimate that over 4600 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Ghana this year and that more than 1,800 women will lose their lives to this cancer.”
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