The story of most cancer patients always evolves around the high cost of cancer care. This contribute to a drop out from treatment for them, contributing to a large amount of cancer-related deaths in Nigeria. As much as we emphasize the need for early detection of cancer to enable the survival of patients, we cannot as well overlook the negative role played by the high cost of cancer care or the inability to raise the required funds for treatment causes in the cancer death in Nigeria.
The 1K4Cancer drive is one of the ways Sebeccly uses to offer treatment support to patients.
It was initiated by Wana Udobong, a journalist in 2011 who called upon Nigerians to donate at least 1,000 naira to support the treatment of 26 years old Veronica Okafor.
Read Veronica’s personal story (URL). Over three million nairas (N3, 000,000) raised to support her treatment as well as two other breast cancer patients. The program was re-launched in 2017 and raised over one million nairas to support the treatment and welfare of 6 breast cancer patients/survivors. We launch this every one or two years to provide financial assistance to cancer patients.
- Over 8 Million naira raised from all donations.
- A total beneficiary of 11 patients.
- Chemotherapy drugs donation to 5 patients.
- Welfare provision to cancer patients.
- Welfare and adoption of Oluwanifimise, the son of a patient lost to cancer just after his birth.
- Breast reconstruction for two teenage girls.
Organizations that have contributed to this campaign include Fidelity Bank, Leadway Assurance, Falcon, Kuku Hair, Tee-Times, etc.
Pictures of patients supported.
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