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Why Airtel supported NSE campaign against cancer

Airtel Nigeria has announced support for campaign against cancer tagged ‘eRace Cancer ' reports ITRealms.

Organised by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to sensitise members of the public on cancer and also raise awareness on early prevention of the disease, the 'eRace Cancer' is a 5-kilometre race was held Saturday, at Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Commenting on the telco’s support to the initiative, Director of Corporate Communications & CSR, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Emeka Oparah, said Airtel Nigeria is committed to partnering with credible organizations and platforms to improve the quality of lives of Nigerians.

According to him, Airtel’s support to the 'eRace Cancer' is demonstration of its commitment to Nigerians, noting that Health intervention is one the key pillars of Airtel’s CRS programmes.

The race, which is open only to employees of corporate organisations, will kick off at 6: 00 am.  Each participating organisations is expected to form a team of 5 staff who will contest in the race.

The organisers, further said, funds raised from the programme will be used to purchase Mobile Cancer Centres (MCCs) designed to conduct cancer screening and treatment programme across the country.

This year’s programme is the 3rd Edition of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Corporate Challenge.

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