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Firm donates to breast cancer survivors

By Tobi Awodipe
30 October 2021   |   2:55 am
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October, Manebody Cosmetics Limited donated 100 special natural pink sugar soap bars to breast cancer survivors in Abuja.

CEO, Manebody, Jennifer Jones (third right) flanked by members of Project Pink Blue and other staff of Manebody at the donation held in Abuja…recently

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October, Manebody Cosmetics Limited donated 100 special natural pink sugar soap bars to breast cancer survivors in Abuja. The sugar bars were originally made for a survivor who suffered skin issues as a side effect of chemotherapy.

The donation was made to breast cancer champions through Project Pink Blue, a non-government organization that engages in cancer awareness, screenings, support to cancer patients, patient navigation and advocacy in Nigeria.

CEO, Jennifer Jones, whilst making the donation, said supporting breast cancer champions/foundations is very dear to her heart, adding that they started supporting cancer awareness and causes since 2017. “I commit one percent of our profit to supporting cancer champions. I just go to a cancer center and donate for a champion’s chemotherapy or pay for their examination/checkup and for some, I offset some bills but this October, I decided to reach out to people or organizations that actually make serious impact and give out the little we have.”

To ensure that survivors are economically engaged, two years ago, she started skills acquisition and trainings for them, most of who are rural women. She thanked Project Pink Blue, adding that that she’s ready to partner with them to create more awareness and empower survivors to live more productive lives.

Khadijat Banwo Fatai, coordinator, patient navigation and funding for Project Pink Blue thanked Jones for identifying with them. Okwu Gloria, coordinator, programmes for Project Pink Blue equally expressed her organization’s gratitude to Manebody for the show of love and support. President of Abuja Breast Cancer Support Group, Orji Gloria, Executive Director, Project Pink Blue, Runcie Chidebe, Ifeoma Ezeama and Summaiya of Manebody Cosmetics were also present during the donation.