Sunday, September 16, 2018 3.00PM / Proshare WebTV
The Nigeria stock exchange in partnership with philanthropic organizations and listed corporate entities, have raised over N57m through its annual corporate challenge, for the purchase of Mobile Cancer Clinics in Nigeria.
This was disclosed at the 5th edition of the event by the Executive Director, Regulations Tinuade Awe.
The NSE Corporate challenge is a 5km walk, jog, run and race event designed to raise awareness and funds to curb the scourge of cancer in the country.
Awe said the NSE Corporate challenge was a strategic corporate social responsibility intervention, to support early detection of cancer in the country.
She commended corporate entities that have supported the initiative since inception in 2014.
Austin Ani of Stannic IBTC pensions emerged the overall winner of the 5th edition of the NSE Corporate challenge.
This edition had the following as sponsors; Dangote Cement, Stanbic IBTC, Beta Glass Plc, Chellarams Plc, FCMB, Unilever, FBN Holdings and IHS.
Airtel, Duracell, Bodyline Fitness & Gym Limited, Lotus Fitness & Health, PZ Cussons, Lagos State Signage Advertising Agency were strategic partners that facilitated the 5th edition of the #NSECorporateChallenge
The event had a wide coverage with media partners CNBC Africa, Channels TV, TVC, AIT, and Proshare.
Woli Arole the comedian and Ikechukwu Onunaka aka Killz were among the celebrities that attended the event.
Data from the "Rapid Assessment of the Prevention and Control of Cancer in Nigeria's report by the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), show that Cancer is responsible for 72,000 deaths in Nigeria every year, with an estimated 102,000 new cases annually.
The #eRaceCancer has recorded more than 2,035 runners from over 306 institutions, comprising c-suite executives, top government officials and celebrities.