Cancer Run runners can achieve goals as well as have fun

Cancer Run runners can achieve goals as well as have fun
Eazzy Banking

The 2018 official Rotary Cancer Run is upon us.

The 7th edition of charity event of the year will take place on Sunday August 26, 2018 at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds and in all major towns across the country.

But the organizers have spiced the event with new additions and flexible route plans.

During a recent announcement held at Roots Restaurant in Kampala, organizers, revealed that participants will have a much more entertaining experience so that runners can achieve their goals as well as have fun. The 21km route runners will start at Upper Terrace Road while the 5km and 10km will start at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.

“We zeroed in on the Linear Accelerator because it is the most modern radiotherapy equipment and doesn’t have many negative after effects. To establish an effective centre of excellence, we need two Linear Accelerators and two bunkers to house them. This helps because when one machine is down or is being serviced, patients have an alternative,” revealed Stephen Mwanje, a Past District Governor and Chair of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme.

The 21km route runners will start at Upper Terrace Road while the 5km and 10km will start at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.

Proceeds from the last runs has been used to build a 36-bed Rotary-Centenary Bank Cancer Centre at Nsambya Hospital and host a number of health camps.

After the completion on the Rotary-Centenary Bank Cancer Centre at Nsambya Hospital, Rotarians embarked on a much more ambitious project of bringing high tech cancer treatment machinery in the country.

The project is estimated to cost approximately Shs18 billion. Of this Rotary so far has Shs1.1 billion.

The run is sponsored by the Parliament of Uganda and Centenary Bank among others.

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