Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation Marks 2022 Int’l Men’s Day With Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk
Posted on November 22, 2022
To commemorate this year’s International Men’s Day and to create ample awareness for Prostate Cancer and its prevention, the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation staged a walk in Lagos on Saturday 18 November, 2022.
The 5-kilometre Walk, which kicked off at 8am from Jibowu Under Bridge to Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere had many Nigerian celebrities such as Orits Williki, Fred Amata, Emeka Ossai among many other participants.
After the Walk, which terminated at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, the Foundation organised free medical tests with over 500 men screened for Prostate Cancer by medical experts.
Speaking on the 5-kilometre walk tagged “The Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation March For Men Against Prostate Cancer”, the founder of the foundation, Dozy Mmobuosi stated that, “the primary goal of organising this walk is to create more awareness about Prostate Cancer and the importance of early testing among Nigerian men and also to encourage people to test to enable them in knowing their status and early detection of the disease.”
Aside from the awareness campaign, the foundation through her Free Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening programme, a health care vision launched earlier in June this year have held free screenings for people in Lagos and Abuja.
The train will be going round the country to carry out more screenings from time to time.
According to available information, Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among men.
Statistically, 1 in 6 black men get Prostate Cancer and worldwide, an estimated 1,414,259 people were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020.
Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation, a non-profit organisation has been in the forefront of efforts to spotlight the danger of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection in the battle against prostate cancer.