The Deputy RDC Ntungamo Niwamanya Robert Kamuntu has commended the Rotary Club International for supplementing the government’s efforts to fight against cancer of all kinds in the country.
Deputy RDC Kamuntu acknowledged that the battle should be between the government and the Ministry of Health but praised the charity organization including the Rotary Club to come on board to immensely contribute towards the noble cause to change the livelihood hoods of Ugandans.
He remarked on Wednesday while launching the Rotary club cancer Run at St Raphael Children’s Clinic Ntungamo Municipality ahead of the 12th time, the Rotary Cancer Run will roll out on August 27th, 2023 under the theme “Run for hope” to raise funds for the construction of a cancer treatment facility meant to house two bunkers at St. Francis Nsambya Hospital.
Kamuntu challenged other groups and individuals to come on board to save Ugandans who failed to secure funds for treatment.
The chairman organizing the Rotary club cancer Run Rotarian Owakubariho Lazarus noted that they are targeting 50,000 runners from 40 towns and cities across the country where everyone will pay 30,000/= for the Run kit to raise UGX 2Bn out UGX 13.8Bn.
Rotarian Owakubariho revealed that there will be races for 5km, and 2km and those who cannot afford to run will walk through the town and the first winners will walk away with a lot of prizes at Kyamate playground.
Rotary club president Pastor Abaasa Erick noted that the Cancer Run will help many Ugandans to detect and treat cancer early and to stop them from leaving the country for cancer treatment.
Rotarian Abaasa called upon all wishers to engage in cancer run to save lives.
Kyomukama Immaculate the intending Rotarian appealed to all people for concerted efforts to curb the cancer among the people of Uganda especially among women.
Registration for the run is ongoing at Ariho Hotel and Rotarian members at Shs30,000.