Run - ride - walk
28 oct - location tba
a cervical and breast cancer fundraiser by Rays of Hope HOspice Jinja
why this event?
In high-income countries, cervical cancer is a diminishing disease, while in Uganda it is the most common cancer with the highest mortality. Similarly breast cancer has in USA a 5-year survival rate of 90%, while it is 50% in Uganda.
1 in 18 women in Uganda will develop cervical cancer in their life time.
Since 2018, Rays of Hope has screened over 5500 women - 1 in 15 women were found positive for pre-cancerous cells or had cervical cancer. The pre-cancerous lesions were treated on-site, and the suspicious cancers were enrolled on programme and supported to get the further diagnosis and treatment they needed.
Cervical cancer can be prevented with HPV vaccine and fully treated when diagnosed early. Breast cancer has a good survival rate when diagnosed and treated early.
what are we waiting for?
Come and join Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja in the fight against women’s cancer
The Fight Women’s Cancer event is to raise awareness about cervical cancer and funds for screening and treatment of the women in the rural areas of the Busoga Region. We will ride, run, walk to raise funds and awareness about these awful diseases that can be totally prevented or treated with early screening and detection.
LET’S PAINT JINJA PINK IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN'S CANCERS!
DO IT FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE!
about the event
1 in 15 women test positive for cervical cancer
Since 2018, RHHJ has screened over 5500 women
Cervical Cancer is the most common cause of new cancers in Uganda
Cervical Cancer is responsible for 35% of new cancers in women in Uganda
Cervical Cancer is responsible for 22% of all cancer deaths in Uganda
80% of women with Cervical Cancer in Uganda present with advanced disease
Breast Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in Uganda
Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!
agenda - 28th october 2023
Registration and T-shirt Collection
cyclists set off
runners set off
walkers set off
speeches and prize giving