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Nigeria needs joint efforts in managing cancer – Lebanese women




In a bid to effectively manage cancer in

Nigeria, the Lebanese Ladies Society (LLS) in Nigeria on Thursday said

that it was imperative for charity organisations in the country to

work together.

The LLS President, Mrs Claude Nader, made the plea at a Cancer Awareness

Luncheon in Lagos, tagged “Life is an Amazing Gift. Let’s Spend It


According to her, about 80 per cent of the 100, 000 Nigerians reported

to be fighting cancer do not survive it.

“There is always the tendency for us to ignore what we do not want to

deal with in life, but we must know that ignoring serious issues does

change things.

“Although most of us do not want to hear or talk about cancer, it is a

disease that has put about 38 per cent of humanity at risk.

“We must know that out of 100, 000 Nigerians fighting cancer, 80

per cent do not make it alive.

“One of the purposes for organising this cancer awareness luncheon is to

unite many Nigerian charitable organisations to assist the Bricon

Foundation in their work,’’ she said.

Nader said that the Bricon Foundation, that had been providing support

and counselling to Nigerians battling cancer, needed the

assistance of other charitable organisations.

She said that with the tools available to charitable organisations,

they should support the foundation achieving its cause of supporting

and counselling Nigerians in need.

The Co-Founder of Bricon Foundation, Mrs Abigail Simon-Hart, said that the

foundation had among others donated over 300 breast prosthesis and

mastectomy bras to women in Lagos.

Simon-Hart added that the foundation had set up a support ‘H4H’ group to

help husbands whose wives had cancer.

She said that the foundation was currently working with the Lebanese

Ladies Society to fund the education of 13 children in Lagos.

Simon-Hart said that the foundation would concentrate its activities

in Lagos State, until it had more management quality and resources

before expanding to other States in the country.