January 29, 2020

Shoprite Nigeria puts its weight behind breast cancer awareness

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Early detection of Breast Cancer can save lives; one of which may be yours. Free breast cancer screenings will again be available, this time in all six regions of Nigeria as a result of the long-standing partnership between Shoprite Nigeria and Run For a Cure Africa (RFCA).

The Big Pink Fight screenings take place from 3rd-8th February 2020 and gives women access to among others clinical breast exams, ultrasound scans and mammograms. Four of the screening stations will be situated at Shoprite stores -Asaba Mall in Delta state, Onitsha Mall in Anambra state, Novare Gateway Mall in FCT Abuja and Ado Bayero Mall in Kano state.

“The early detection of the disease is a crucial factor in its successful treatment, however, the sad reality in Nigeria 75% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed too late, when treatment is prohibitively expensive and survival rates greatly diminished,” says Dr Ebele Mbanugo, founder and executive director of RFCA.

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Shoprite’s partnership with RFCA dates back to 2014, when the partners joined hands to raise awareness of breast cancer through among others the roll-out of free screenings. Some 5000 women have since benefited from these screenings taking place annually.

The screening dates and locations are as followed; 3rd-5th February, Department of Radiology, Yobe University Teaching Hospital, Damaturu; 4th-5th February, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, A and E Building, Idi Araba Surulere, Lagos; 4the-5th February, Shoprite, Asaba Mall, Asaba,Delta; 6th-7th February,

Shoprite, Onitsha Mall, Onitsha, Anambra; 7th-8th February,

Shoprite, Novare Gateway mall along Airport Road, Lugbe, Abuja and from 7th-8th February, Shoprite, Ado Bayero Mall, Zoo road, Kano