Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), the initiative of the wife of Ondo state Governor, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, has attracted the applause of the ex Chief Protocol officer to the immediate past Governor of Ondo state, and former Commissioner for Youth and sports Development , Hon Dayo Awude.
Hon Awude expressed his admiration for Mrs. Anyanwu Akeredolu’s Breast cancer awareness programme on his face book page after he attended a programme on social media Day held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, where the Ondo first Lady gave a keynote address on Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
Awude noted that he was impressed with the graphic way Madam First Lady was going about the “cancer is real campaign”, stressing that while cancer is real, the solution is equally real. He maintained that our women, based on Mrs Akeredolu’s awareness on cancer solutions will no longer need to suffer needless pain and death through the disease.
Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu’s pet project BRECAN is aimed at rousing women’s awareness about the reality of breast cancer, its challenge and the fact that Breast cancer is not a death knell on its victim as there are ” easy-to- reach” medical solution to the disease.
BRECAN celebrated 20th year anniversary and third international symposium in October 2017 in Akure and the event attracted international experts on cancer issues .
Based on her campaign on Breast cancer awareness, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu has won both international and local awards.