12th Edition of Cancer Rotary Run launched
The Minister of state in charge of regional affairs Hon. John Mulimba has today launched the 12th edition of the cancer rotary run.
The Theme for this year is “Close the care Gap: Uniting our voices and taking action.”
One of the primary goals of the Cancer Rotary Run is to raise Funds to support vital Cancer Research Initiatives that push the boundaries of Medical knowledge, leading to improved treatment options, early detection methods, and ultimately, a cure for Cancer.
While officiating at the launch, Minister Muhimba noted that the Rotary Cancer Run event marks a significant milestone in the collective efforts to fight against one of the most formidable adversaries’ humanity has ever faced - Cancer.
“In May, Government procured new state-of-the-art Radiotherapy Treatment Machine which provide the latest in radiotherapy technology, delivering precise and effective treatment for patients. By this, plans to increase the number of Patient Beds capacity from 120 to 365 Beds at the Cancer Institute.”
He added that, “Cancer has touched the lives of so many among us, directly or indirectly. It knows no boundaries, affecting individuals of all ages, races, ethnicity, disability, lifestyle and all kind of backgrounds.”
Muhimba reaffirmed government’s commitment to bring hope and healing to those fighting this relentless disease.
This Rotary Run has a message that will make a difference and encourage people to prevent Cancer. This entails; Maintaining a Healthy Weight/living/lifestyles, Exercise Regularly (Running, Cycling, Swimming, Hiking or Walking, Avoid Smoking, Having enough Sleep, Get Screening Tests, Limit/Regulate Alcohol consumption (to Zero Is Best).
“Let us embrace this opportunity to come together and make a meaningful impact in the lives of those affected by cancer. With each step we take during the Cancer Rotary Run, we move closer to a world where Cancer is no longer a threat, where treatment is accessible to all, and where hope prevails.”