US cancer NGO seeks support for cancer patients in Ghana
The CEO of the American NGO Unlimited Cancer Care International, Ms. Agivert Jackson, called on organizations, institutions and philanthropists in the United States to make concerted efforts to fight the disease in Ghana.
Ms Jackson said that while cancer patients in the United States and the West need support, Africa sorely needs it because in Africa it is not just the patient who suffers from the disease, but the ripple effects also transcend the patients in their relationships. .
“I can understand that every cancer patient, wherever they are, needs everyone’s support, but I can also attest that patients in Africa and Ghana, where they are from, need it the most. support, ”she said.
Adding that “In Ghana, patients go through a lot, from diagnosis to the healing process to treatment.
“I can assure you that receiving the support you need after the diagnosis is hell in Ghana.”
Ms Jackson made the call to Cape Fear Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Monday, where she made donations to the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation for distribution to the oncology departments of the city’s Cape Fear hospitals .
Items included, amounts of puzzle books, hand sanitizer sprays, car sanitizer and sanitizer wipes.
“While I commend state agencies, institutions, organizations, philanthropists and the general public for their support of cancer patients thus far, I call on others to emulate the shining examples shown by others so far, “she said.
She pledged Unlimited Cancer Care International’s support to the Cape Fear Foundation in the future.
“This donation is just the start of what we intend to do as a contribution to the fight against the disease here in the United States and in Africa,” she added.
“We are teaming up with other organizations to mobilize enough donations and resources to distribute to oncology departments in the United States and Africa,” she said.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation for their frantic efforts in seeking the support necessary to help alleviate the plight of cancer patients,” she said.
Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Community Engagement Development Coordinator Kristen Sellan, who received the donations on behalf of the Foundation, thanked Unlimited Cancer Care International for this gesture.
“We are grateful for this token. It would greatly help our oncology departments across town, ”she said.
Ms Sellan called for more support from well-meaning people to follow the lead of Unlimited Cancer Care International.
“The Foundation is very happy and grateful for the donations. In fact, these are the things we need to support cancer patients, ”she said.
She asked Unlimited Care International to participate in future Foundation activities to support cancer patients scheduled for next year.
“We have plenty of cancer-related events planned for next year and I invite you to join in these carefully planned activities as we come together to support cancer patients,” she said.