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Foundation partners entertainers on asthma awareness

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In line with its desire to create awareness on asthma in Nigeria, ENOF Foundation has partnered with leading entertainers for an awareness concert tagged Family Day In the Park.

The concert, which holds on Sunday, November 17, at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos, starting from 12pm, was conceived to support the World Asthma Day organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve Asthma awareness and care around the world.

According to the founder of ENOF, Lola Ilaka, “Asthma is one of the health issues we have in Nigeria that needs to be managed. There are a lot of triggers that cause an Asthma attack including pollution. So, it’s vital to know the triggers,” she said.

Ilaka lost her son to Asthma, hence her desire to ensure no other family has to endure what her family went through. Through the ENOF Foundation, she works with medical experts to educate those with the ailment on how to manage and control Asthma and how to spot the symptoms early.

“It is with great pleasure that I team up with the entertainment industry as they have not been spared the loss of their own through Asthma including the late Ogbonna Amadi and Tosyn Bucknor. We would like to bring the discussion on Asthma to the forefront; it has no bias as to gender, class or tribe. Our long-term plan is to set up an Asthma medical centre that would cater for patients.”

According to the project consultant, Michael Odiong, though a serious matter, the event is going to be spiced with fun.

“It will feature games, competitions, food, drinks, music and stalls where families can do some early Christmas shopping and taste some of the delights available. It will be a family day where families can bond and artistes will entertain the crowd.”

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