The Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, today Thursday 24th October 2019, called on all Nigerian women and girls to cultivate the habit of going for monthly breast examination. She stated that the exercise would lead to early detection and save more lives from occasional deaths from breast cancer. Mrs Aisha Buhari made this call in a message she posted across her social media platforms on Thursday.
She wrote: “I call on and beseech all Nigerian women and young girls to make a commitment to always do a monthly self-breast examination because early detection is the key to saving lives. Let us all join Medicaid Cancer Foundation to #Walkawaycancerng.” Attached to the message which was posted are photographs of where she was being presented with a branded T-shirt with the inscription ‘Walkaway Cancer’. The pictures also showed the wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Dr Zainab Bagudu and a lady presenting the T-shirt to the President’s wife.
The MCF organises a million man’s walk every year in the month of October with the aim of creating major awareness and raising adequate funds for cancer patients. Medicaid Foundation is a company which was created by Medicaid to support cancer patients, promote cancer awareness and drive community cancer campaigns for the underserved populace in Nigeria. The foundation is set out to grant resources, both financial and emotionally, to help early screenings, diagnosis, treatment and improve the lives of those living with cancer.