Last week a Rotary Cancer Run was held at Kololo ceremonial grounds in Kampala, Uganda. This was the fourth time people have gathered to run this race to support efforts to build new cancer facilities. Over 1,500 kits were sold and thousands showed up to participate in the Pepsi-sponsored event.
The proceeds from this 5k run are being used to build a cancer ward at the Nsambya hospital and a new blood bank at Mengo hospital. Rotarian, Dennis Jjuuko, says that they hope to set up more cancer wards and to create a greater awareness of cancer to Africans in the future.