2017 Cancer Run
- 27th August (5KM, 10KM & 21 KM)
- Ticket fee: 20,000/=
- Ticket Selling Points: Upland Super Market, Kitoro, Victoria Mall, S and S Super Market, Pizza Hut, Entebbe Town, Entebbe Airport, Bwebajja Rotray, Kisubi Technical, Nkumba Stewards
When the second edition of the Entebbe Chapter Rotary Cancer Run comes to effect on 27th August 2017, hundreds of participants will grace event.
The event was launched over the weekend at the Entebbe Mayor’s Gardens.
The run is the second of its kind in Entebbe Municipality and the 6th countrywide.
Like the main run, also the Entebbe chapter event will be held on the same day as the main run.
The chairperson of the Entebbe Rotary Club, Walter Nyero lauded the cancer run main partners.
For the second year running, Entebbe Municipality will hold its independent Rotary Cancer Run. I appeal to many people to turn up as we raise money towards fighting the cancer run
Senior Presidential Advisor on Airforce Gen. Ali Kizza, Entebbe Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Rose Mary Tumusiime, Chairperson of the 2017 Cancer run initiative Patrick Kunobwa, Entebbe Centenary bank manager Slyivia Nabakadde and the Entebbe Rotary president Nyero are some of the high dignitary officials who attended.
At the same launch, Rotary club members from Boston High School, Mpala graced the ceremony that had a walk around the Municipality to raise awareness.
Tumusiime urged the residents to turn up positively and participate in the run which will support the fight the cancer scourge.
“I urge the residents to turn up in large numbers as we support this project of fighting cancer,” Tumusiime said before she bought tickets and running bibs for the 8 journalists who covered the launch.
Ticket selling points in Entebbe:
Tickets for the Rotary Cancer Run within Entebbe Municipality can be bought at several locations.
Upland Super Market, Kitoro, Victoria Mall, S and S Super Market, Pizza Hut, Entebbe Town, Entebbe Airport, Bwebajja Rotray, Kisubi Technical, Nkumba Stewards
Last month the Speaker of Parliament, Rebbeca Kadaga launched the 2017 Rotary Cancer Run at St. Raphael of St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya.
Statistics at the Uganda Cancer Institute indicate that on average 1,700 new patients are diagnosed with cancer each year, of these about 700 (40%) are children.
The Rotary Cancer Run will focus on raising money to build the bunker for the Linear Accelerator of the Rotary-Centenary Bank Cancer Ward at Nsambya Hospital.
Over the past 6 years, the Cancer run has become an annual event that is part of the social corporate responsibility cause for many corporate organizations.
Many individuals optimally utilize the run for maintaining their physical fitness status.