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Medicaid To Host Walk And Stage Play For Cancer Awareness

By Bara’atu Nasidi

Every year Medicaid cancer foundation which has been championing the fight against cancer for the past 7 years hosts a series of events to bring awareness and raise funds for cancer patients,this year they have decided to do an awareness walk and a stage play with that will feature stars such as Joke Silver,Richard Mofe Damijo and lots more.The stage drama is about a female gubernatorial candidate “Mrs.Cole”who was diagnosed with cancer ,the show is about letting people know that cancer is not a death sentenced and the role that family and friends of the patient play in fighting the disease.

The walk will commence at 7am on Saturday,22nd October from the the Medicaid Radiology office No.2 Libreville Street,Wuse 2 at exactly 7am and the stage play which is called The Fight will hold on the same day at the National Universities Commission (NUC) theatre at 7pm.

The walk kits and stage play tickets are available at the Medicaid Radiology Diagnostics center.The tickets can also be bought at The Salamander Cafe and Restaurant Wuse 2 and Mama Cass Restaurant.

Medicaid faoundation was founded by Her Excellency the wife of the Kebbi state governor Dr.Zainab Bagudu.She  is a pediatric consultant who is very passionate about improving the lives of women and children gained her degree from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello Umiversity Zaria then furthered her education in the united Kingdom,after that she came back she worked with the Garki Hospital Abuja and after realizing that there was no diagnostic center that was specifically created to attend to cancer patients started Medicaid Diagnostic Center in Abuja.Since then she has worked tirelessly to create awareness and raise funds for cancer patients.Recently Medicaid did a one week training for local midwives in Kebbi state because the healthcare system is very poor especially in rural areas.

Over the years Medicaid have been able to partner with stakeholders from private and government sector to conduct free CT scans and screening,raise funds to treat more than thousand cancer patients also train about 30 nurses in Kebbi.

Come be a part of this awareness campaign,lets join our hands to fight cancer.

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