August, for the past seven or so years, has been the Rotary Cancer Run month and 2020 will be no different.
This morning, at Hotel Africana, Rotary Uganda and Centenary Bank launched what will be the first-ever Virtual Cancer Run as participants will be required to fully participate in their home surroundings.
This is all in line with the government’s SOPs to contain the spread of Coronavirus which is wreaking havoc across the globe. The major aims of this year’s run are to increase sensitization about cancer and also improve the health and fitness of all concerned.
The ninth edition of the Rotary Cancer Run will happen on Sunday, 30th August 2020 and participants will be required to register from the Rotary Cancer Run website so that they can download your certificate of participation.
I encourage you all to wear your previous cancer Run vests on that day and post photos & videos using the hashtag #RotaryCancerRun2020. Technology gives us options to participate from anywhere in the world. Like we have seen with meetings, we can all take part in this year’s run by running, walking or doing exercise at homePDG Steven Mwanje, Chair Uganda Rotary Cancer Run Program
Centenary Bank is once again the main sponsor of this year’s edition and has shown this with a UGX 100 Million contribution as the country continues to ameliorate the facilities to deal with Cancer.
“The work on eradicating cancer, building awareness still needs all our support. We haven’t yet raised enough money as part of this year’s campaign to build the bunker at Nsambya hospital thus we need to contribute more. Our support to RotaryCancerRun and other programs has been for 9 years now and I believe through collaborative efforts, we can impact the lives of those in communities where we operate. We have set aside 100 Million as our contribution,” said Fabian Kasi, the MD of Centenary Bank.
District Governor Rosetti Nabbumba Nayenga summarized the launch by applauding the Cancer Run committee for not giving into the social distancing shortcomings and finding a way around the global pandemic.
I would like to thank the Rotary Cancer program for their visionary leadership that led to the establishment of the Rotary Cancer Run through which many Ugandans now access cancer services & learn about the disease. The run this year comes at a challenging time when #COVID19 is wreaking havoc in our district. We continue to appeal to people to do everything they can to avoid contracting this disease as well as spreading it.DG Rosetti Nayenga
The launch ended with a brief health exercise and fitness session. Participants can go ahead and support this year’s efforts by purchasing a Rotary Cancer Run branded mask at UGX 10,000 at select spots – Rotary Office on NIC Building 9th Floor, All Capital Shoppers Outlets and Centenary Bank branches.