It was such a lovely evening on Saturday 26 October, 2013 as Miles Ahead Entertainment & Heavy Winds Studios presented International Award Winning Artiste Adeniji Heavywind & Friends in a Fund Raising event in support of BRECAN and Breast Cancer Advocacy in Nigeria. BRECAN President, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu reiterated the urgent need for a cancer policy and funding support for breast cancer research in order to answer some nagging questions surrounding the incidence of breast cancer in Nigeria.
Dr. Olumide Aladesuru, a resident doctor at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Ile-Ife in his brief remarks presented disturbing statistics on the alarming rate of affliction of the disease on the population. [Cancer Incidence in Nigeria: A Report from Population-based Cancer Registries] Whereas it was a relaxing evening, it was equally a food for thought for all the attendees. Time will tell if the information on the burden of breast cancer in Nigeria would stir them to take action. Sponsors of the event included: Bond Global Energy Projects Ltd, First Bank and Skye Bank and supported by some Fashion houses based in Lagos namely DEO, Tootenhill Lagos and Zebra. Some notable personalities that graced the event were Senator (Gen) Ike Nwachukwu and wife, Gwendolyn, Mr Anton Wagenaar , GM, Shoprite and wife Nadia, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, Princess Adenrele Adeniran-Ogunsanya, Mrs Janet Adeyemo, wife of the Deputy Governor, Oyo State, and a host of others Oyo State, and a host of others. The pictures say it all. Take a look. Awesome!