I welcome you into a new year and a nice settling in at work. For us we have been working hard preparing for our next trip to South Africa.
From the 4th to the 13th of March, we shall be travelling to Limpopo in South Africa for ten days, carrying out Breast Cancer awareness activities with a group of volunteers from various parts of the world. You can still join us.
For many of us in developed countries, we have choices of trained doctors, Health Centres to visit and access to advance treatment, but for most people in Africa they do not have these choices. It is a sad truth that more than 80% of the women who develop breast cancer in Africa die and even more than 80% of African women do not believe that Breast Cancer is a non-communicable disease and also do not know how to reduce the risks of developing it. To make issues worse, over 90% of rural women in Africa go for local herbal treatments. There are many reasons for this, such as lack of funding for mordern treatment, can not access health care, religious beliefs and tradition.
For these reasons we have taking up the task to educate our women on how to check themselves for signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer. Imagine, if we reached just 0.01% of rural African women over the next ten years. You may think that this is a small figure, but with a female population of over 500 million, 0.01% is 50,000 women. And from our research, everyone we educate, passes the information to his or her daughters and family who in turn passes it on to friends and so on.
The key to us making progress is to continue to be consistent and sincere in all our activities, for there are so many barriers and challenges facing non-profit organisations, especially those working in Africa. We are grateful for the support and trust shown to us by our partners (Elekta, Mentor, Pan Ocean and Cancer Partners UK) and our faithful volunteers.
Our promise is to continue this fight with all tenacity and to be a role model that will encourage organisations to trust and support health non-profits organisation going to Africa to fight Cancer.
While we thank you for reading this Blog, we appeal to your kind nature to share this Blog with your friends and family, watch some of our Videos and maybe just maybe someone somewhere would volunteer to join us to South Africa in March or Kenya in August.
2014 was fun fill while we saved lives in Africa, 2015 promises to be better.
To volunteer please fill out the short form via http://www.cancelcancerafrica.org/volunteer.html