Run For a Cure Africa started in 2009 as a breast cancer awareness program in Lagos, Nigeria. Since its inception the program has moved into Cameroon, Ghana and the United States. Strengthened by their vision to turn the 90% breast cancer mortality rate into the survival rate, Run For a Cure Africa Nigeria has provided screening for thousands of women and men at no cost. Established a training program for local healthcare workers on the newest trends and best practices in breast cancer care, commissioned the first one-stop breast clinic, but most importantly, RFCA Nigeria has the privilege of providing financial support for breast cancer treatment. Click on any pic to go their website.
Run For a Cure Africa Cameroon was established in 2012 with the same vision of driving down high mortality rates among Cameroonina women. Saddled with cultural stigmas and extreme poverty, RFCA Cameroon works diligently to provide educational support and access to medical care for the underserved women of their community. Click on any pic to go their website.
Established in 2013, RFCA Ghana has accomplished great strides in the fight against breast cancer. With 60% of breast cancer patients presenting at stage 3 and stage 4 breast cancer (Opoku, Benwell, & Yarney, 2012), RFCA Ghana is developing a program for volunteers and young secondary students to serve as ambassadors. They are creating specially developed educational materials in local languages so that all women can know and understand their risks. Additionally, RFCA Ghana donated a mammogram machine to the San Martin de Porres Hospital at Eikwe, the Western Region in Ghana. Before their donation, women were having to travel a daunting two hours to Accra to get their annual screening. Click on any pic to go their website.