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Pictorial: Thousands honour Rotary Cancer Run 11th edition

by Nnalubaale Sports
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The 11th Cancer Run marathon edition was flagged off today morning at the Kololo Independence grounds.

This year’s run attracted close to 40,000 runners from over 35 towns and countries like Bujumbura, Kigali, Dubai, Dar es salaam, Beijing, Sudan, Nigeria, Libya, New Delhi, Mombasa, Khartoum.

Through the Cancer Run for the past 11 years, Rotary Uganda and its partners led by Centenary Bank have sought to continue the fight against cancer in Uganda.

This year, the aim of the run will be to build bunkers which will house the modern cancer screening and testing machines at Nsambya Hospital.

The construction of the bunkers commenced in May 2022, however, there is still a big gap of 11.8bn Ugandan shillings that needs to be raised for the construction.

These bunkers will house 2 ultra-modern linear accelerators which are cancer testing and treatment machines.

Speaking at the marathon ceremony, Fabian Kasi the Managing Director Centenary Bank cited the importance of such marathons whose sole aim is to better the treatment of cancer, a leading killer disease.

“I believe we can work towards improving this, and the participation exhibited is proof that indeed together we can improve the treatment and care of cancer in the country.”

The run has in the past recorded tremendous achievements; from the well-equipped 36-bed cancer treatment Centre at Nsambya Hospital worth UGX1.5 billion, to a Rotary Blood Bank.

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