The WOW D.I.V.A.S invited the public to the first of its kind “Straight Talk” seminar to raise awareness on breast cancer including early screening. Medical experts were on hand to provide updated information, guidance and support.
Speakers at the event included Dr. Funmi Alakija, Dr. Rukevwe Ugwumba, Ebunola Anozie and Bolade Soremekun. The experts were able to dispel the common myths in Nigeria surrounding breast cancer.
Key messages included but were not limited to “ignorance is not bliss”, “breast cancer is not contagious” and “being breast aware can make all the difference.
Breast cancer survivors also shared their inspirational stories and gave practical tips on how they managed to survive and the impact of the diagnosis on their families.
The next day, Banquet Hall of the Civic Centre was bubbling once again as the WOW D.I.V.A.S, their families, friends, stakeholders and a host of celebrities celebrated the first year anniversay of the organization.
The theme of the anniversay dinner was Reflections: A Reflection on the Journey to Greatness. Genevieve Nnaji, Onyeka Onwenu, comedian Lepacious Bose as well as several dignitaries attended in grand style. Surprise celebrity artiste Wande Coal was there to entertain and thrilled the crowd with his various hits.
The WOW D.I.V.A.S performed their own musical version of “Heal the World” and “We Are The World”.
All proceeds of this event will support breast cancer awareness projects.
BN commends the WOW D.I.V.A.S on all their efforts! Ladies and Gentlemen let’s all be inspired to give back to our communities.
Photos from the Event
Click the WOW D.I.V.A.S logo to download a breast cancer awareness brochure
BellaNaija is an official media partner for the WOW D.I.V.A.S 2011 event