First Ladies of various states and their respective Foundations have joined hands to form an alliance called First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC) to create awareness and tackle the deadly scourge
The ceremony which witnessed the unveiling of the FLAC logo also had the breast cancer awareness movie, Diamonds in the Sky, produced by filmmaker and actor, Femi Adebayo for Leah Foundation screened. Health officials from different foundations also held practical demonstrations on self-examination and advised women on the importance of early detection and treatment to individual life.
The First Ladies present include the wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu; Dr. Ibironke Sanwoolu of Lagos State; Erelu Bisi Fayemi of Ekiti State; Deaconess Omolewa Ahmed, former First lady of Kwara State; Dr. Mrs. Linda Ayade,Cross Rivers state; Dr. Zainab Bagudu, Kebbi State; Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, Enugu State; Mrs Abimbola Fashola, former First Lady of Lagos State and her Ogun State counterpart, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun.
Other guests who attended include Joke Silva, Toyin Abraham, Binta Ayo Mogaji, Omowunmi Dada, Desmond Elliot, the Director of the movie, Kunle Afolayan, Producer, Femi Adebayo and Pastor (Mrs) Iluyomade.
In her remarks, the chief host, the wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibironke Sanwoolu said that cancer is responsible for over 72 per cent of deaths every year, thus the need to step up intervention drive. Hence, FLAC was conceived to scale up advocacy against cancer.