Polaris Bank Hosts Breast Cancer Survivors, Pledges Support
Polaris Bank has demonstrated its support for breast cancer survivors in Nigeria by hosting 50 of them to an endof-year get together.
Speaking at the function held at Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja recently, the Group Managing Director/CEO of the bank, Tokunbo Abiru said the love and care demonstrated to breast cancer patients and survivors have enormous positive influence on their physical and mental wellbeing.
Abiru, who was represented by the Directorate Head, Lagos Business, Polaris Bank, Mr. Segun Opeke stated that safety and healthcare is one of the pillars of Polaris Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
He affirmed that the bank in partnership with its CSR part- ner, Care Organisation Public Enlightenment (COPE), would continue to ensure reduction of breast cancer scourge in the country through increased awareness, advocacy and support for both patients and survivors.
“For us at Polaris Bank, our commitment to the fight against breast cancer is unwavering. We have consistently demonstrated this by drawing public awareness to the menace in addition to sponsoring free screening for women in conjunction with COPE Foundation.”
He revealed that over the last 10 years, the bank in partnership with COPE has covered four key milestones namely prevention, detection, treatment and advocacy.
According to Segun him, these include provision of free screening opportunities for over 15,000 women including female staff members of the bank, and the donation of two ultra-modern breast cancer screening machines (LogiQ C2 and Mind Ray Ultra-Sound System) to enhance quality diagnosis and clinical practices.
Also speaking, President/ CEO of COPE, Ebunola Anozie, said the get-together was a platform to thank God for the life of the survivors and to appreciate Polaris Bank for its support to breast cancer patients in Nigeria.
Anozie said, “This year we decided to bring it here to say thank God and to exchange gifts as well. I also appreciate our sponsors, Polaris Bank; they have been with us for nearly 20 years now.