Dorothy’s Hope Foundation (DHF), a Ghanaian NGO will on October 12 embark on its annual Walkathon to help increase breast cancer awareness, early detection and treatment, as well as palliative care.
According to organisers, this year's event is family-oriented with parents encouraged to come out with their entire family on the day.
The Foundation which was founded by Dorothy Amuah, a business executive and a breast cancer survivor said, “The Walkathon is dedicated to helping communities attack breast cancer. From team members to volunteers, we all want to remember those we’ve lost, help those affected today, and give us a home team advantage against cancer.
“Through funds donated, time or awareness raised, we are teaming up to make a difference. When we walk together in the fight against cancer through this fun, healthy and inspirational event, we can accomplish anything.”
Recapping the past year’s events, she said DHF has brought together more than a thousand participants ranging from business people, celebrities survivors and well-meaning Ghanaians.
Over 2000 people have benefited from the free screenings fused with education. There was a large community outreach at Ho in the Volta region where the DHF team stormed the market to screen and educate people.
Mrs Amuah announced that as part of the lineup of activities, there will be a mega concert which will bring together world-class performers to drive home the message about breast cancer.
Participants will start the walk from Cantonments Post Office to the Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA) Head Office in Accra from 6:00 am.
The day’s activity will be continued with a free breast cancer screening and sensitisation at the AMA Head Office.
Registration for those interested to participate was opened on Tuesday on the Foundation’s website.
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