Po­laris Bank Hosts Breast Cancer Sur­vivors, Pledges Sup­port

THISDAY - - NEWSXTRA -

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.

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