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If you’re in Lagos and are passionate about getting something done to roll back the punishing scourge of cancer in Nigeria, there’s an event coming up that you might want to participate in.

The Child Survival and Development Organization of Nigeria (CS-DON), is organizing Run for a Cure, an outdoor charity run, walk and cycle aimed at spreading the word about breast, cervical and childhood cancer and garnering support for the organization’s efforts to help treat cancer sufferers. The event, which takes place several times in a year in the cities of Lagos, Calabar and Port-Harcourt, puts the spotlight on survivors of the disease and provides support for people currently suffering from the disease. The run is expected to attract hundreds of participants, who will be racing through the streets, with the Muri Okunola Park serving as their starting and finishing point.

Participants at the Run Against Cancer will experience the joys of engaging in exhilarating outdoor exercise and also get the chance to win trophies and prizes for their performance on the tracks.

Proceeds from previous Run Against Cancer events have gone to the treatment of cancer for a large number of women and children. This year, funds raised from the event will also help CS-DON reach cancer patients in parts of the country beyond its current coverage area.

Persons interested in participating in the run can register as individuals, or as a team (a minimum of 10 individuals). Individual registration costs ₦5,000, while teams pay ₦35,000 to take part in the run. The fee covers the cost of race materials and guarantees access to the race’s after-party.

The Run Against Cancer takes place on November 19, 2016, at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos.

To register for the Run Against Cancer event, visit

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This article was first published on 15th November 2016


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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