The Exquisite Magazine EMAC #SmearIt walk and SMEARATHON (Free Screening) 2018

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Press release

The Exquisite Magazine EMAC #SmearIt walk and SMEARATHON (Free Screening) 2018 is set to hold in Lagos, Ibadan and Ijebu-Ode on the 1st, 4th and 8th of September respectively in partnership with Act Foundation.

This year, the Exquisite magazine annual walk for cervical cancer prevention will provide free screening for over 1000 women in these three states. The event will feature alongside the free screening, a brief talk on cervical cancer, walk and workout session, music, entertainment and networking.

Every hour in Nigeria, women die of Nigeria, a disease that is largely preventable thanks to Screening tests and Vaccination. We must raise awareness and educate everyone on preventive methods for this form of cancer that is preventable and treatable when detected early. Our drive is to get women screened, children vaccinated while spreading the word THAT EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES.

The annual smear it walk and Smearathon would hold its Lagos edition on Saturday, 1st of September 2018 at Muri Okunola Park from 7am.

We are calling everyone to join us for this walk for cervical cancer prevention and inviting all women who have not been screened to take advantage of the free screening session, which is being provided for 1000 women in three different locations through the Act Foundation.

Registration for the walk can be done at http://exquisitemag.com/scene-city/emac-smearit-walk-and-smearathon-2018-registration-form/ or call 08098886184.

You can also follow www.instagram.com/emac_cervicalcancerprevention for more updates.

Notes to Editors:

Exquisite magazine is the founder of the SMEARIT campaign and the organizers of the EMAC SmearIt Walk and SMEARATHON. Every year the Exquisite Magazine Cancer Care has been able to screen people free of charge for cervical cancer and we aim to help raise more awareness for cancer and highlight the importance of early detection and treat people who present pre cancer cells.

 

Event Dates:

Lagos- Saturday 1st of September, 2018

Ibadan- Tuesday 4th September, 2018

Ijebu-Ode- Saturday 8th September, 2018

Expected number of people: 1000

Activities include-

  • Brief talk on Cervical Cancer,
  • Walk and workout session
  • SMEARathon screening exercise (free screening to all in attendance for Cervical, Breast).
  • Distribution of fliers, Music and Entertainment, Friends networking, refreshments and many more.

The aim is to continue to increase the awareness for cervical cancer which kills a woman every hour in Nigeria, increase the awareness of breast cancer which kills a woman every minute and to promote partners and sponsors of the EMAC event.

About Cervical Cancer:

Cervical cancer is the cancer of the cervix. The cervix is located at the neck of the womb. Cervical cancer is one of the very few cancers that presents a pre cancer stage before the cells becomes cancerous, that it why cervical cancer is preventable through regular screening and treatable if pre cancer cells are discovered early. In Nigeria, one woman dies every hour of cervical cancer (WHO reports).

For more information call 08098886184.

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