Dana Air has entered into partnership with Project Pink Blue, a ‘cancer –fighting’ organization to host the Pink October Walk, Race and Cycle against cancer at in Lagos.
The programme which held at LTV/Radio Lagos Arena, Ikeja, Lagos recently, was in commemoration of the International Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The programme which featured a 5km cancer walk kicked off at LTV Arena, had many breast cancer survivors, celebrities, officials of the Lagos state government and United States (US) Embassy in Nigeria participating.
Commenting on airline’s support to the fight against cancer in Nigeria, Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa said, “Breast cancer as one of the deadliest of the cancers affecting women, and having constantly supported this fight against cancer for the past four years, only shows our commitment to the well being of our people.’’
Speaking further, he said, ‘’the response today has been fulfilling and we are delighted to have touched many lives positively with our constant support and commitment to this fight against cancer in Nigeria. The whole essence of our support is to assist people to have access to the various screenings available free of charge and basically to ensure that more and more people are aware and to preach early detection.”
Also speaking at the event, The Executive Director of Project Pink blue, Mr Runcie Chidebe said, most Nigerians don’t go to the hospital except they are carried to the hospital.
This he described as dangerous issue because some cancers do not show or have any symptoms except the are detected through screening.
Particularly he noted that cervical cancer does not show any symptom till it’s stages III or IV. “We have a strong believe that we can defeat cancer but we require the right support and Dana Air has led the way by constantly supporting this fight and we urge others to join this fight as this way, we can win the flight,’’ Chidebe noted.
Oriental News Nigeria reports that the airline has since inception been involved in a lot of charitable projects as well as providing supports for Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) that share same objectives. Also for dedicating part of its resources to assisting the public, the airline bagged an award as airline with the best corporate social responsibility policy in the nation’s aviation industry.
Having flown over 2.7 million passengers in the last nine years of its operations, Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Owerri.
The airline is reputed for its unrivaled on-time performance, innovative online products and world-class in-flight service.