“PINK Pearl Foundation Kick-started its flock of activities to commemorate the 25th world breast Cancer awareness month with the ‘Pink Kitchen’, which held between Wednesday 5th October and Friday 7th October. The event, hosted at the 911 Field, NPA Road, Warri, Delta State, featured over three thousand women interact with the Foundation.
The PINK Kitchen had various dignitaries and celebrities serve the people food. The attraction and buzz created by these celebrities gave the organizers of the event an opportunity to talk about the dangers of breast cancer, its symptoms and ways of preventing it. There was also free screening and consultation for participants.
The first day had His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Executive Governor of Delta State and the First Lady, whose presence attracted other top government officials. Other celebrity servers on the day were singer, Onos Ariyo, actor and TV personality, O.C Ukeje and comedian, Seyi Law.
On the second day, Delta born Sammy Okposo thrilled the crowd not just by serving them food, but also by performing his songs. Wife of comedian, Mabel Makun also participated in serving food on that day. The third day featured renowned actor and Commissioner for culture and tourism, Richard Mofe-Damijo, MTV Award winning singer, Mocheddah and her producer Rogba Aromokun.
One of the participants, Mrs Joy Eruemena, who commented after the event said; ‘PINK Kitchen made me know how to prevent breast cancer and I am grateful for the opportunity. Being served food by the Governor of my state also showed me the need for service and I am encouraged by that to go out and serve other people by educating them about breast cancer and its prevention”.
The event’s medical director, Dr. Ufoma Okotete who took the women on the ways to prevent/Check for symptoms of Breast cancer said; ‘with the high incidence of breast cancer in Nigeria and the world at large, there is need for a voice to cry out for people, both men and women need to be aware of this killer scourge and also informing them that early detection is the only tool/key to fighting breast cancer and educating them on Breast Self-Examination.
Over 300 women were screened and a total of 44 women and a man were found to have lumps and other breast abnormalities. They were advised accordingly and were booked for follow-up. Also, a lady diagnosed with Breast Cancer was assisted with funds to enable her receive chemotherapy and surgical treatment’.
Expressing her gratefulness to sponsors and supporters of the event, PINK Pearl Founder, Orode Jade Uduaghan said, ‘Pink kitchen was a fantastic experience, the three(3) days event with a lot of women from across Delta State coming to learn about cancer and the free screening; we were able to get good insight on incidence rate among delta women. I will say we got exactly what we were looking for and I am grateful to all who helped make this happen’.
Other PINK October activities lined up include PINK Ride (18th – 21st October), Ball Out (22nd October) and Camp Diva (27th – 29th October).”
-Photos and press release from R&K Consulting in behalf of Pink Pearl Foundation