Uganda for the Roses is the event for young and old, with one common goal: win the fight against cancer! Whether you walk, run or ride, everyone can join. Together, towards a Uganda with less cancer, more healing and a better quality of life for people with and after cancer.
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Uganda – in 2018 20% of all new cancers, and 35% of all new female cancers. A recent screen & treat camp for cervical cancer in Namayingo District where 576 women were screened found 11.5% women positive for precancerous or cancerous cells. This is 11.5% of all the women tested! At least one on ten of the women in Busoga is expected to develop cervical cancer – unless they are examined and treated at an early stage.
Uganda for the Roses – join the fight against cancer
Uganda for the Roses will raise awareness of cancer, advocate for services and collect funds for Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja for much needed screening and treatment of women with early stages of cervical cancer and palliative care for those where the cancer is already very advanced. And will also raise funds for Cycling out of Poverty Foundation to equip more community health volunteers to improve access to the isolated communities. These community health volunteers are most peoples’ first (and sometimes only) access to health care. So, their job is immensely important. Equipping them with bicycles doubles the number of households which can be visited.
On 10th of October 2020 we are jointly organising the Uganda for the Roses – Beat Cancer charity event to beat cancer in Busoga Region by walking 5 km, running 5 or 10km or ride 15km.
Cycling out of Poverty Foundation and Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja need your help to make this event a success which can possibly change the life of many women in Busoga Region. Together let us take the first steps towards beating cervical cancer in Busoga Region.
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Visiting address: Plot 1 Victoria Close, Jinja, Uganda
Tel (Whatsapp): +256.778.366.007
The fight against women’s cancer, is on October 10th 2020at Jinja Golf Club.