GivingTide International has thrown its weight behind the war against cancer with the goal of establishing the first Comprehensive Cancer Centre, CCC, in Nigeria.
A statement by the non-profit organisation said it was set to launch the Global Good Tuesday, a day to kick off a tide of year-round giving (the ‘Giving Tide’) towards increasing access to cancer care in the country. Executive Secretary of the organisation, Dr. Abia Nzelu, kicked off the campaign, which involved accepting donations from individuals and corporate bodies to the Giving Tide Global Trust.
The statement said the first Tuesday in December was generally accepted as the Global Good Tuesday annually, adding that the Giving Tide Global Trust is managed by FBN Quest Trustees. The statement explained that the Good Tuesday is an international campaign to motivate the giving of talent, treasure and time towards a focal cause.
Nzelu disclosed that Giving Tide chose to boost the big war against cancer due to the prevalence and mortality rate of the cancer scourge in the country as well as the economic cost of the disease.