Giving.ng, a non-governmental organisation, has partnered with Leah Foundation to create awareness on cancer as part of activities to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day with theme of “2019-2021: I Am And I Will.”
Addressing a press conference on the World Cancer Day in Lagos yesterday, Mrs. Olapeju Ibekwe, Project Manager of giving .ng, explained that the online platform decided to partner with the Leah Foundation to fight cancer because the disease has become a scourge that is killing people daily.
She described giving .ng as a crowdfunding platform that is focused on raising funds with local and international partners to deal with various issues that are affecting the Nigerian society.
The proceeds raise would be used to proceed free cancer screening for 5000 women in partnership with Leah foundation.
The World Cancer Day, which was recently celebrated worldwide, is aimed at saving millions of people from preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer and pressing governments and individuals across the world to act against the disease.