The launch of the Entebbe Chapter Rotary Cancer run at Entebbe Mayors' Gardens Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

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
[/media-credit] The launch of the Entebbe Chapter Rotary Cancer run at Entebbe Mayors’ Gardens Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

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

[/media-credit] Rotary Clubs up country chairman Godfrey Kaitarama addresses the guests and members at the launch in Entebbe Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

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.

Entebbe Municipality Member of Parliament, Hon. Rose Mary Tumusiime (center) arrives for the launch Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

“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.

[/media-credit] Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga (4th from right) at the launch of the 2017 Cancer Run Credit: Brain Child – bm

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.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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