As part of Sebeccly’s 10th year anniversary celebration, the “Change Her Cancer Story” online campaign, which features notable personalities from various sectors (Local & International) was launched with an aim to raise awareness, encourage cancer patients and advocate for better cancer care policies in Nigeria.
Dr Omolola Solako, founder of Sebeccly Cancer Care, emphasizes that there is a gap in awareness creation and the behavioural practices of many women. She also believes that the information is not being strategically disseminated.
Celebrities and other important personalities have taken to heart the current cancer situation in Nigeria, teaming up with Sebeccly in order to ensure that information gets to the right people & in time.
The celebrities and media personalities who have so far, been a part of this campaign are:
- Leesi-Peter Vigboro (Miss Nigeria 2015)
- Chidera Muoka (Editor – Guardian Life)
- Debbie Collins (MBGN Universe 2015)
- Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun (Radio & TV Host)
- Layole Oyatogun (Actress & TV Presenter)
- Moji Allen (Style writer – ThisDay Style)
- Sade Ladipo (CEO, Avienti)
- Derin Odugbesan-Thomas (Blogger & Founder, derinfromisaleeko.com)
- Chioma Akpotha (Award winning actress)
Other notable personalities who have devoted themselves to seeing to a breakthrough in this cause include;
- Lola Akande (Comm. Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, WAPA)
- Betty Irabor (Founder, Genevieve Magazine)
- Suzanne Wisse- Huiskes (Crowdfunding Expert & Founder, MatchBox)
- Tolagbe Martins (Founder, SoConnected)
- Comfort Sakoma (Founder, Poize Insider Network)
- Tewa Onasanya (Editor, Exquisite Magazine & Founder, Eloy Awards)
- Mariam Adeyemi Timmer (Founder, Mariam Adeyemi Company)
- Nkem Onwudiwe (Founder, Her Network)
In 2012, 27,000 new cases of Breast Cancer were diagnosed of which 13,960 died from the disease. The survival of breast cancer patients at 5 years is less than 14% as the majority of patients are not informed and don’t have access to screening and prevention services hence over 80% of patients present with advanced disease.
Secondly, over 80% pay out of pocket for cancer care and eventually become bankrupt causing delays or discontinuation of treatment and or seeking cheaper ineffective alternative treatment.
Cancer care is largely excluded under health insurance and its cost is unaffordable, this puts a financial strain on the patient and their relatives. However, these personalities teamed up with Sebeccly to be a part of this cause, because they believe that no woman should through her cancer journey alone.
The Sebeccly Anniversary Gala is scheduled to hold on the 25th of September 2016 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island.
For tickets to the Anniversary Gala & Event Enquiries, please call Engr Omojole 08033150446 OR Email [email protected]
For more information on Sebeccly Cancer Care, visit www.sebeclycancercare.org
For inquiries on the Cancer Support, call 08022244899, 08087111629
For media enquiries, please contact Chidi Nnamah: 09096249245
This content has been published for free as part of BellaNaija.com‘s commitment to youth, education, healthcare and community development as part of our corporate social responsibility programme.