40 Professional Cyclists Raise Awareness On Breast Cancer With The “Pink Ride Lagos”

On Saturday 12 October, 2013 in Alausa-Lagos, Pink Pearl Foundation, a charity organisation flagged off its 3rd annual “Pink Ride Lagos” event with 40 professional cyclists made up of both male and female riders.

Rhoda Ayinde flagging off the Ride

Rhoda Ayinde, Orode Ryan-Okpu & Roli Uduaghan

“Pink Ride Lagos” which is in commemoration of the annual October Cancer Awareness Month aims to create awareness about the increasing rate of breast cancer among women as well as encourage early detection and provide medical assistance for cancer patients.

Representing the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs AbimbolaFashola was the wife of the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development – Mrs Rhoda Ayinde who called for adequate information as a tool in empowering women in the fight against breast cancer.

The ride attracted important dignitaries including the Wife of the Delta state Governor, Mrs RoliUduaghan, the Commissioner for Sports Delta State, Mr AmajuPinnick as well as Lagos state government functionaries.

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pink Pearl Foundation, Mrs Orode Ryan-Okpu, says the foundation has screened over 12, 000 women in Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroun and will continue to carry out more of such service to humanity annually.

During the screening, Dr Vivian Mbaba, a General practitioner and a Consultant to Pink Pearl Foundation discloses that over 3 million people have breast cancer and about 5-8 people die from cancer every day in Nigeria.

For more information, visit the PinkPearl Foundation Website | Follow on Twitter: @PPF4Cancer

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