The 12th Rotary Cancer Run was successfully held on Sunday at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds. This year’s run attracted Ugandans from over 40 locations all over Uganda and in key cities around the world.
The event, themed “Run For Hope,” proved to be a significant stride in the battle against cancer as all funds raised will go towards building an advanced treatment center at St. Francis Hospital in Nsambya.
A remarkable UGX 1.56 Billion was collected during the Sunday event. With an alarming number of about 33,000 Ugandans diagnosed with cancer annually, only 7,400 receive the necessary medical care. This statistic emphasises the importance of initiatives like the Rotary Cancer Run in supporting cancer patients and advancing treatment efforts.
More Ugandans living abroad joined the run this year because of a collaboration between the run organizers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This partnership encouraged participation from both Ugandans and non-Ugandans in countries with Ugandan diplomatic missions.