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CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS, SCREENING AND TREATMENT

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Since FEBRUARY 2018, the ATINUKE CANCER FOUNDATION (LET'S KILL IT!) supported by the NIMR and LSACA have given: FREE Cervical Cancer Examination FREE Breast Cancer Examination FREE HIV test and general vital tests to participants at every of her cancer awareness programs.   

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Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer but continues to generate a significant burden of disease and death in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where access to effective screening and treatment for pre-cancerous lesions is limited. More than 300,000 women die of cervical cancer each year, with more than 90% of deaths occurring in LMICs. 

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There has been low utilization of cervical cancer screening programs in Nigeria due to a lack of awareness of the disease, inaccessibility due to high costs, poor quality of services, lack of guidelines for HPV testing and inadequately trained personnel for accurate diagnosis. Addressing these barriers for cervical cancer programs in developing countries such as Nigeria has been hindered by the lack of sufficient financial support. 

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In support of the WHO call for the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem, Nigeria seeks to accelerate access and scale up the use of optimal tools for cervical cancer secondary prevention in LMICs. 

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This year 20/21/22, CHAI is providing support through UNITAID to bring innovative, affordable treatment and screening practices to decrease the cervical cancer burden, a disease that kills a woman every two minutes and disproportionately affects low-resource countries. This idea is to screen approximately 430,000 women and provide precancerous treatment for those in need in Lagos, Rivers and Kaduna states of Nigeria over a 2-year period.

COVID-19 PALLIATIVES FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR CARE GIVERS

The Atinuke Cancer Foundation distributed Palliatives for the cancer patients and their care-givers at LUTH on the 29th/30th of June, 2020 to cushion the effect of the challenges of the lock down and social distancing caused by the covid-19 pandemic on the patients.

Yes, The government and  individuals (humanitarians) in Nigeria did support the less privilege
 generously during the lock down but what a lot forgot to remember, are the sick, especially the cancer patients who have underlying illnesses, who must not socialize, who are forced to social distant, who are susceptible and can easily contract the disease. Yet, the palliatives were only given on the streets. Who caters for these patients???  That is why we at ATINUKE CANCER FOUNDATION have thought it right to support and give palliatives to support the cancer patients this covid-19 times.

Our goal is to reach 500 patients in Lagos state. The Package included hygiene kits and food stuff etc.

 We can't do what we do without the generous support of a caring community.  We appreciate all our sponsors who have been our backbone. By supporting us, you have helped to save lives and also assisted to achieve goals. Your sponsorship serves as an encouragement to the patients not to give up but to continue to be strong. 



























CANCER SURVIVOR'S SYMPOSIUM (NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS' DAY)

On the 7th of June 2020, the founder of Atinuke Cancer Foundation, a cancer survivor herself together with other cancer survivors from different parts of the world held a symposium on National Cancer Survivors Day®. It’s the one day each year when communities across the globe recognize cancer survivors in their community, raise awareness of ongoing challenges cancer survivors face because of the disease, and – most importantly –celebrate life. It’s also a call to action for further research, more resources, & increased public awareness to improve the lives of cancer survivors.
Its an obvious fact, the entire globe is facing a pandemic, to limit the spread of COVID-19,  Older adults or those with compromised immune systems such as cancer patients need to be extra careful.
The cv-19 in d world today, seeps into every level of social strata, the medical system is not left unaffected & this has been a very trying time for the cancer patients receiving treatment at this period. It has reduced accessibility of medical care given to cancer patients. To celebrate this year's Cancer Survivor's day,  the ACFoundation has decided to celebrate by showing love to support the cancer patients along with their families with palliatives to cushion the effect of the lock-down and social distancing on d patients.

Just because we know that cancer is the same in all languages, we have decided to have speakers who are survivors from different parts of the world share their journey through cancer and life-after. 

We therefore invite you to our zoom meeting. The event is a symposium to educate, create awareness and encourage cancer survivors, cancer patients and families and the entire public not to give up on cancer.
 It is a zoom generated event because of the covid-19 pandemic and it involves 8 speakers, 4 who are all cancer survivors, 2 oncologists, a patient advocate and a care-giver. It is an interactive session which will allow attendees to ask questions and get answers concerning cancer. 

TOPICS: (A) DIAGNOSIS AND LIFE AFTER
                (B) ACCESSING MEDICAL CANCER CARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

Join Zoom Interactive Symposium by registering in advance via link:

Meeting ID: 880 1733 6298
Password : 371898
Date: 7-6-2020
Time: 2pm (Nigerian time)
   













MEET OUR SPEAKERDR. CHIKA AKWIWU (U.S.A)

Courtesy Visit to the firstlady of Lagos state

Atinuke Cancer Foundation team, From left: Dr Jide Olawepo, (Male, Head Project/Programs) Mrs Kunbi Bakare (Female, Head, Project/Programs) Tinu Lawal (Founder) Her excellency,  Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-olu, (First lady of Lagos state)  Mr Babatunde Omidiran, (Member, board of trustee)

To commemorate the National Cancer Prevention Month and World Cancer Day, the Atinuke Cancer Foundation paid a courtesy visit to Dr (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the Firstlady of Lagos state and a Medical Practitioner herself at Lagos House Alausa, Ikeja yesterday. 

February is NATIONAL CANCER PREVENTION MONTH, 4th of February, World Cancer Day clarifies the fact that cancer is a no respecter of no one. The scourge does not exempt male, female, old, young, tall, short, thin, fat, white or black. That’s why we implore everyone to support the advocacy against  cancer. 

This year’s theme is ‘I AM, I WILL’ and it’s about everyone’s commitment to act. Through our cumulative positive actions, together we can reduce the number of premature deaths from cancer, so Let’s Kill it, cancer kills!  
 
The foundation's Action Plans for the year 2020 was shared with her.
We informed her of our readiness to Collaborate and support the state Government  in ensuring a Cancer free future.
We also informed her of our upcoming program to commemorate the National Cancer Prevention Month and World Cancer Day whereby 1000 participants would get free Health check at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
This project is, PART ONE:  
                                          Free Health Check for about 1000 people in Lagos
                                          Low Tempo Aerobics to prepare participants for the walk 8-8:30am
                                          5km Fitness Walk Challenge between 8:30-10:30am
PART TWO:                    A novelty football match for 30 minutes 

 The 1st Lady went on to inform the foundation of the on-going plan for Primary Health Centers and the Lagos Health sector as a whole. Her speech was both encouraging and Inspiring as the first lady the Governor commended the foundation's programs that " She has keenly been monitoring the activities of the foundation and very impressed with the Positive Impacts and the Giant Strides being made by Atinuke Cancer Foundation".

The First Lady went on to assure Atinuke Cancer Foundation team, that the State Government is putting measures in place to resuscitate the State Primary Health Care centers located within the Local Government Area and the LCDA's and this will include Screening for both Breast and Cervical cancer 

The Atinuke Cancer foundation team were represented by Tinu Lawal (Founder), Adekunbi Bakare  ( Female, Head Promotions, Projects and Programmes) Dr.  Jide Olawepo (Male Head, Project, Promotions and Programs) and Mr Babatunde Omidiran


































































LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY 2020

Firstly, thank you for taking part in all our activities in 2019 and especially for the sponsorship you have helped us with so far. When everybody unites together and does their little bit, we can make amazing things happen. This would allow us to help more people that have been diagnosed, people that are being treated for cancer now and to also help create awareness and educate more people that are not affected with cancer.





FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL CANCER PREVENTION MONTH/WORLD CANCER DAY/LET'S KILL IT! 2020 29-2-2020)


February 4th is the day set aside to create awareness, to campaign eradication of cancer all over the world and to remember all the cancer warriors, survivors and those who have died  from the scourge.
The world cancer day clarifies the fact that cancer is a no respecter of no one. The scourge does not exempt male, female, old, young, tall, short, thin, fat, white or black. That’s why we implore everyone to support the advocacy against  cancer. This year’s theme is ‘I AM, I WILL’ and it’s about everyone’s commitment to act. Through our 
cumulative positive actions, together we can reduce the number of premature deaths from cancer, so Let’s Kill it,cancer kills!  

This project is, PART ONE:    
                                           Free Health Check for about 1000 people in Lagos   
                                           Low Tempo Aerobics to prepare participants for the walk 8-8:30am
                                           5km Fitness Walk Challenge between 8:30-10:30am
PART TWO        
                                         A novelty football match for 30 minutes with the footballer, Samson                                             Siasia and  the Nigerian celebrities like Kate Henshaw, Shaffy Bello,                                             Sahid Balogun, Funke Akindele and many others

The event will be taking place at the new Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.  Trophy and medals will be awarded to winners and the footballers at the end of the game.

The WORLD CANCER DAY 2020 (LET'S KILL IT! 2020) Is unlike any other and is guaranteed to be 'Out of this World'!
We want to go to where no man or woman has yet reached… creating awareness and advocating for that cure for cancer. With your help, it could be possible and what better time to support us than in WORLD CANCER DAY awareness month.

This is not just another walk in the park... this is a unique experience of uniting together, fun and excitement that sets it above all others!
“What’s in it for me”? Well, here's just a few things...

- Getting fitter and feeling healthier
- The feel-good factor of knowing you’re making a difference and helping us put an end to cancer
- Experiencing the capital like never before
- Enjoying walking with your friends, family and others- Having loads of fun!
So, what are you waiting for?!

Gather all your family and friends!  call 08023221549 or 08033050570 email fyoucancer1@gmail.com.


HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY



Participants receive FREE health check at the LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY
Commissioner for health 'Jide Idris' endorses LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY 2018
Hon. Desmond Elliot endorses LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY

Nigerian celebrities file out for the LET'S KILL IT WORLD CANCER DAY









Participants receive FREE health check at the LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY

Participants receive FREE health check at the LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY
Spot your favorite Celebrity in action at the LET'S KILL IT! Novelty football match

Aerobics at the LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY

Spot your favorite Celebrity in action at the LET'S KILL IT! Novelty football match

Aerobics at the LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY


Spot your favorite Celebrity in action at the LET'S KILL IT! Novelty football match

Aerobics at the LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY
Spot your favorite Celebrity in action at the LET'S KILL IT! Novelty football match

Aerobics at the LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY










Participants receive FREE health check at the LET'S KILL IT! WORLD CANCER DAY

Entering on your own? Don't let it stop you... you are never alone at a LET'S KILL IT! Walk
Join the Walk experience and together we can raise awareness,  get free health check, Get fit, have FUN and create a cancer-free future!