The 5th annual Exquisite Magazine Against Cancer (EMAC) walk held on Saturday, September 3rd 2016 with a walk between the LTV Grounds and the Ikeja environs in Lagos. The aim of the event was to create awareness for cervical cancer and encourage people to get screened and spread the word about cervical cancer, which is killing one woman every hour in Nigeria.
The highlight of the walk was encouraging people to attend the free screening sessions which will be held every Friday from Friday September 9th till Sunday, October 9th 2016 at Optimal cancer care foundation, 118 bode Thomas road, Surulere. All women are encouraged to come for the free screening even if you did not attend the walk.
According to Tewa Onasanya, the founder of Exquisite magazine and the EMAC Walk,
“This year, we have been able to capture more people, especially the young sexually active women who are also at risk of cervical cancer, a form of cancer that is 100% preventable and one of the few cancers that presents a pre-cancer stage. We appreciate everyone that came out for the walk to raise more awareness and support our free screening campaign “.
Exquisite magazine appreciates everyone at the walk, celebrities, volunteers and people from the South African Community, led by the Consul General, Darkey Africa and his wife.
Partners of the walk include; The Virtual Clinic, LTV, LASAA, Pink Pearl Foundation (PPF), Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Omnutri, Zaron Cosmetics, Wilsons Lemonade, Simply Green Juices, Trend Kitchens, Ace Courier, Blank Hut Media, Black Satino, Mariam Adeyemi Company, Pulse.ng, Ono Bello, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, World PR, Olorisupergal, Tingo Mobile, BellaNaija, Wow Media, City FM, Metro FM, Ebonylife TV, South Africa Tourism, Subzero-Wolf, Serve With Love, Bamahnissi Multilinks Ltd.
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Photo Credit: Olakunle Alakija – @machumview