The David Omenukor Foundation is targeting about 1000 women in Imo State to take part in its ongoing free mammogram screening for breast cancer.
The 20-day screening exercise which commenced on Friday, October 21, 2021 is taking place at Everight Diagnostic and Laboratory Services in Owerri, the state capital.
A total of 35 indigent women were screened on the first day of exercise which commenced at 8:00am.
Speaking with our correspondent in Owerri, the women expressed gratitude to the foundation for bankrolling the exercise.
Joy Njoku was effusive in her thanks to David Omenukor Foundation for showing concern for their well-being.
Njoku said; “I’m happy taking part in the screening. I love it. I thank the foundation for this love it has shown us. It means it believes in our well being.
“My prayer is for God to strengthen the foundation. No woman should be afraid to pass through the screening. If you love your life, go for the screening”.
Another woman, Kate Eke also expressed her gratitude to the foundation even as she urged other women to participate in the exercise.
Ngozi Egbujo expressed happiness that the screening would help her know the state of her breasts.
According to her, she heard about the free screening on radio and decided to show up because”the earlier I know the state of my breasts, the better”.
Egbujo also thanked the David Omenukor Foundation for desiring that women in the state live long on earth.
Also speaking, the representative of the foundation in Nigeria, Bright Ugochukwu said the foundation was poised to fight breast cancer to a standstill.
Ugochukwu expressed gratitude to the Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Keyna Omenukor for sponsoring the exercise.
According to him, the screening should cost each woman N25,000 but stated that the foundation chose to bankroll the exercise due to its love for humanity.
He disclosed that the foundation also carries out free screening for other forms of cancer namely prostrate and colorectal cancers.
Ugochukwu stated that cancer is not a death sentence but treatable and curable, stressing that what is required is early detection and treatment to nip it in the bud.
David Omenukor Foundation engages in periodic free medical outreaches in Nigeria.