Centenary Bank, Rotary Uganda Extends Cancer Awareness Campaign

Jun 27, 2023 - 16:06
Centenary Bank, Rotary Uganda Extends Cancer Awareness Campaign

KAMPALA - Centenary Bank Uganda in partnership with Rotary Uganda has launched a campaign to create annual cancer awareness in different regions of Uganda through the cancer run activity, scheduled on 27 August.

This year's cancer run is to run under the theme ‘Run for Hope.’ that focuses on increasing participation and reaching the goal of raising shs.2 billion, to fight cancer.

Rotary, has sofar launched the Run in various towns and cities including Entebbe, Masindi, Fort Portal, Jinja, Arua, Ibanda, Kabarole, and with more launches scheduled to take place in Masaka, Gulu, and Kiboga among other towns, ahead of the main run.

Beatrice Lugalambi, General Manager Corporate Communications and Marketing at Centenary Bank on Thursday, said that launching the runs upcountry, only serves to highlight their joint commitment to eradicating cancer and improving community well being. The Cancer run success is an encouraging reminder of what can be accomplished when people come together for a common cause.

According to Lugalambi , “Centenary Bank extends its heartfelt appreciation to Rotary for spearheading the efforts in the fight against cancer and taking the fight against cancer to more places across the country, however, we are proud to be part of this incredible journey with Rotary, consistently supporting initiatives aimed at fighting cancer.''

She revealed that throughout the years, the bank has actively participated in the run, not only as a financial sponsor but also by encouraging employees and customers to take part in such a meaningful event.” For the past 12 years, the Rotary Cancer Run has played a pivotal role in the fight against cancer, contributing significantly to the construction of cancer facilities in Nsambya Hospital, including a new wing extension of 2 bunkers that will house the 2 LINAC cancer testing and treatment machines.'' Lugalambi noted.

The run has evolved into a significant event, attracting runners from across Uganda and even participants from around the world, therefore by launching the marathon throughout the nation for its 12th edition this year, it indicates the testament of dedication and commitment to the cause.

This year marks a special milestone for Centenary Bank as it celebrates 40 years of dedicated service to the people of Uganda and in line with the bank’s longstanding tradition of giving back to society, Centenary Bank reaffirms its commitment to engage in activities that uplift the communities within which it operates. “The fight against cancer remains a top priority, and we will continue to work hand in hand with Rotary and other partners to ensure better access to cancer care, prevention, and awareness across the nation,” Lugalambi described.

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