Sebeccly Cancer Care is a not-for-profit cancer care and advocacy organization dedicated to critical issues concerning women living with breast cancer care. Their mandate is geared towards early detection, provision of information and supportive services to those affected by cancer. Over the past 10 years, they have empowered patients, strengthened health care institutions and improved the quality of cancer care as demonstrated through their robust survivorship services and increasing number of survivors.
Sebeccly has blazed several innovative awareness campaigns such as the 1K4Cancer and Light Lagos PinkTM. In 2014, they illuminated the National Arts Theatre Pink. While in 2015, they hosted the 1st Guinness World Record event in Africa which gathered over 7,598 people to form the largest pink human awareness ribbon. In November 2015, Sebeccly was elected as the Charity of the year by the Dutch Community.
The Executive Director, Dr. Omolola Salako is a consultant clinical and radiation oncologist with a special interest in breast, head and neck cancer and economics of cancer. She is an active cancer researcher and cancer advocate. Dr Salako’s research interests include breast cancer radiotherapy techniques, novel risk factors in women of African descent and radiation toxicities. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr Salako is a patient advocate with extensive skills in counselling, advocacy and survivorship.
The Pink Network recently supported Sebeccly Cancer Care on its 10th year anniversary in its treatment of breast cancer patients as well as giving survivors the necessary emotional and social support. Below are some pictures from the event:
PHOTOS COURTESY OLORI SUPER GIRL