Nakumatt will be hosting free breast and prostrate cancer screening clinics in collaboration with Faraja Cancer Trust in a partnership geared at raising cancer awareness. The screening will be taking place at Thika Muslim School from the 8th– 9th of May.
Starting this weekend, the retail chain will put up clinics at select Nakumatt branches as part of a campaign to boost awareness levels for the killer disease. The partnership between Nakumatt and Faraja Cancer Trust this year follows the hosting of similarly successful campaign last year that saw the retailer donating Kshs 5million to Faraja Cancer Trust.
During the Nakumatt ‘Lets fight the Battle Together’, campaign last year, Nakumatt, made a corporate donation of Kshs 5 for every Revlon Cosmetic Product sold and a Kshs 1 donation for every Nakumatt Blue Label product sold. Hundreds of Nakumatt customers also made their personal donations by donating their accrued smart points on their Nakumatt Global loyalty cards or making cash donations at the till using a special in store donation option.
Nakumatt Holdings, Managing Director, Atul Shah expressed the company’s call for responsibility citing the harmonious effort by Nakumatt to boost awareness and facilitate support. “We shall, continue to join hands with Faraja Cancer Trust to raise awareness across our stores and raise funds using a variety of convenient options available to us at Nakumatt,” Shah said.
The clinics put up at the stores will also facilitate access to information to encourage proactive cancer management and prevention in conjunction with Faraja Cancer Centre to retain the initiative as the headline social investment activity annually.
By raising awareness on Breast Cancer among others, Nakumatt will be seeking to boost survival rates as global research confirms that when detected early (localized stage), the five-year survival rate is 98% for breast cancer victims. Regrettably due to low awareness, over 30% of women are routinely diagnosed with breast cancer only after it has spread beyond the localized stage.
The cancer screening campaign will also be in Kisumu City on the 15th and 16th of May, in a bid to enlighten Kenyans on the importance of their health and early detection of the deadly disease.