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Nigerian NGO wins world cancer day spirit award in Malaysia

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Project PINK BLUE, a leading Nigerian cancer nonprofit organization has won the global World Cancer Day Spirit Award at the 2018 World Cancer Congress, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Project PINK BLUE beat three other organizations at the finalists, which are; the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society, Cyprus; Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro, Portugal; and Shwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation, Myanmar to clinch the award.

The finalists were sought from a pool of over 100 organizations, while the winners were selected after extensive external judging panels and interviews with the finalists to select the winner.

The World Cancer Day Spirit Award is a prestigious award presented by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to recognize cancer organizations who demonstrate a generous collaborative spirit in their World Cancer Day activities.

The UICC announced Project PINK BLUE as the winner of the World Cancer Day Spirit Award at her General Assembly on 2nd October, 2018 during the World Cancer Congress.

The Executive Director, Project PINK BLUE, Runcie Chidebe, while receiving the award Assured that the Organization will do more to achieve better cancer care in Nigeria.

He said “this is an inspirational and courageous award, I am so afraid right now, because it means my team and I have to do more.

“We have to touch more lives and advocate for better cancer care in Nigeria. Special thanks to all our partners and volunteers. We need you all to support us for the 2019 World Cancer Day, let’s make it bigger”.


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