Centenary Bank contributes Shs300m for this year's cancer run

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Centenary Bank contributes Shs300m for this year's cancer run
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Centenary Bank has together with its subsidiary, Centenary Foundation announced their platinum sponsorship and participation in the 2024 edition of the Rotary Cancer Run.

During the official launch of the 13th Rotary Cancer Run, the Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, praised the collaborative efforts of Rotary

Uganda and its partners.

“I want to commend Rotary, Centenary Bank, and the other partners for the initiative of the cancer unit, this is going to help the country in complimenting the treatment ofcancer and decongesting the other referral hospitals," Among said.

She pledged the continuous support of the Parliament of Uganda towards combating cancer and promoting health.

The Managing Director of Centenary Bank, Fabian Kasi, expressed pride in the longstanding partnership with Rotary.

“Our collaboration with Rotary on the Cancer Run is one of our key initiatives that has run for 13 years. This underscores our

dedication to improving the lives of our community members through impactful health interventions,” he stated.

Recent statistics from the Uganda Cancer Institute reveal that we lose 6o% of individuals as a result of cancer.

Commenting on this, Kasi remarked, “Part of the reason for this high percentage is attributed to limited access to cancer care centers, especially in the remote areas. If we had these treatment centers spread across the  country, maybe the story would be different, and the chances of survival would be higher."

Nsambya Hospital here is a beacon of hope, more patients are receiving timelyand effective cancer treatment, which significantly improves their chances of survival, but I will say, we still need to do more."

For this year’s event, following the theme, Spread Magic in every step CentenaryBank and the Centenary Foundation committed to donating 300 million Ugandanshillings towards cancer care.

“This contribution reflects our commitment to not onlythe fight against cancer but to the welfare of the Ugandan people at large. As we look

forward to the Cancer Run scheduled for August,25  2024, I urge everyone here and the broader community to participate even more vigorously,” explained Kasi.

The Chairman of the Cancer Run program, Micheal Nyitegeka, discussed this year’s fundraising goals.

“We have registered many great achievements from the run in the past. This year, we have set a target of 4 billion shillings. This funding will contribute  towards completing the 2 bunkers that will house the 2 LINAC cancer treatment machines ."

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