OUR FOUR CAUSES
Deaths in Ugandans from Cancer Each Year
Participants in the Rotary Cancer Run 2019
Bed Treatment Centre Capacity At Nsambya Hospital
Cities and Towns in the Rotary Cancer Run 2019
ABOUT: Uganda Rotary Cancer Program
Seven years ago, Under the leadership of the then District Governor Stephen Mwanje, Rotarians in Uganda embarked on what many thought was an ambitious project to build a cancer ward that would provide specialist treatment and early provide the vital early detection and cure of cancer patients. Their vision was a Centre of excellence that would provide the vital early detection and cure of cancer, pre and post treatment care and most importantly save many lives that were being lost needlessly. This vision is what led to the formation of the Uganda Rotary cancer Program.
The Rotary Cancer Run was launched in August 2012 as the primary awareness and fundraising vehicle. The Cancer Run has been ongoing annually for seven years and the public has turned up in big numbers to support the cause.We are pleased and proud to say that after 4 Cancer Runs, on 7th July 2015, we handed over the completed cancer ward to Nsambya Hospital who are now responsible for the day-to-day operations.
As a Rotarian, we have an obligation to participate in the Cancer Run and because cancer is a problem in Uganda, it has killed very many of our relatives and friends and it's on the rise. I am happy to take part so that we can raise awareness and funds to support those affected and also for my health.
I am a mother and a woman and you can never know when cancer strikes. Last year I lost a parent to cancer and the pain they went through was too much I would not want to see anyone go through it. So as long as there is a cancer run I will participate for the cause.
PROSSY NAKASIITABUSINESS WOMAN
All cancer patients we are worried about you and we are praying for you sothat you canhave a better life, we are all praying for you it is not the end of the world that you got cancer and we are telling the world there cancer is real and it is upon every body to fight cancer.