Firm to set up can­cer trust fund

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ojoma Akor

The man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Sand­vik Min­ing and Con­struc­tion Nige­ria Lim­ited, Mar­shall John, has said the com­pany is work­ing to­wards es­tab­lish­ing a trust fund that will sup­port the fight against can­cer.

He stated this dur­ing the can­cer aware­ness and screen­ing pro­gramme or­ga­nized by the com­pany for res­i­dents of Utako in Abuja.

He said it was wor­ri­some that one out of eight women suf­fered from can­cer and the aware­ness and screen­ing pro­gramme was part of the com­pany’s Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure that they look af­ter the peo­ple in their im­me­di­ate com­mu­nity.

He said the com­pany fo­cused on malaria last year and hoped to fol­low up on any per­son who tests pos­i­tive to can­cer af­ter the screen­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tion with other part­ners such as Med­i­caid and Project Pink Blue.

Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Project Pink Blue, Run­cie Chidebe said can­cer is not just a dis­ease but a bur­den to the suf­ferer and his or her fam­ily.

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