Kagwirawo Contributes 1.5 Million Towards Rotary Cancer Run 2019
In a bid to be part of the struggle to wipe out rampant cases of cancer in Uganda, Kagwirawo sports Betting, under Galaxy FM has contributed 1.5million shillings towards the Rotary Cancer Run 2019 due this Sunday.
The cheque was this afternoon handed over to the Rotary club of Kampala Seven Hills president; Hope Tumwesigye by Galaxy Fm Director; Innocent Nahabwe and Kagwirawo sports Bet manager, Chris Mabonga.
Mabonga said they are glad to be part of the life saving struggle.
‘’Kaggwirawo has supported the rotary cancrer Run to ensure that that all Ugandans across all walks of life have access to modern cancer treatment. You realize that last year, according to the Uganda Cancer Institute approximately 22,000 Ugandans succumbed to cancer’’ Mabonga said
Tumwesigye thanked Galaxy Fm for the gesture; ‘’It takes someone of a big heart to give this kind of amount. We are really really grateful’’ Said Tumwesigye
According to Tumwesigye, the hunt for over sh9bn will go towards the construction of two cancer bunkers at Nsambya Hospital.
A modern cancer treatment machine called a linear accelerator will be installed in these bankers for the treatment of cancer patients.
The event will start and end at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds with participants running 21km, 10km and 5kms respectively.
Tickets for the run are being sold at sh25,000 at Centenary Bank branches, Capital Shoppers outlets, Game Store at Lugogo and Rotary offices on NIC building.
The Minister of State for Primary Health Care, Joyce Moriku Kaducu recently revealed that more than 21,000 cancer deaths were registered by the Kampala Cancer Registry in 2018.
However, according to current evidence, 30% to 50% of cancer deaths could be prevented by modifying or avoiding key risk factors such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits and obesity.