Firm to set up cancer trust fund
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.