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District 404B1 Lions Clubs boost fight against childhood cancer with donation to LASUTH

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By OLALEKAN AYENI --- The District 404B1 of International Association of Lions Clubs, as part of efforts to create awareness and fight against paediatric cancer, has donated oxygen concentrator and automatic hand dryer equipments to the cancer Department of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

According to the District 404B1 Nigeria Governor, Mrs Lynda Oluremi Odunmbaku, while presenting the gifts on behalf of the club to LASUTH Chief Medical Director, Prof Adetokunbo Fabanwo, stated that the support for the hospital was one of the core projects of Lions Clubs International, which include awareness and fight against paediatric cancer.

She said the largest family in humanitarian service providers have been complimenting the government's efforts in making life more meaningful to the less-priviledges in the society. She added that Lions Club took upon itself to embark on childhood cancer awareness campaign and fight against it after the discovery how deadily the disease is in the society.

Mrs Odunmbaku commended Lions Club leaders and members for being in the forefront of preaching the gospel of lionism and fight against childhood cancer.

In his welcome address, the Childhood Cancer Committee, Mr Leslie Olanrewaju, said the Club has since February 2021 engaged in cancer awareness campaign across the District, donating materials to schools, cancer patients in hospitals, just to compliment the efforts of goverments in improving the health conditions of less-priviledges in the society.

He said the Club decided to donate the equipment, believing it will go a long way in assisting the less-priviledges patients with paediatric cancer.

While highlighting the Club's other core projects for the year, which includes feeding the hungers, sight preservation, preventing diabetes and environmental protections, said the Club adopted all these projects to assist the needies. 

Prof Fabanwo, while receiving the equipment on behalf of the LASUTH management, thanks the humanitarian services provider Club for chosen the hospital as a worthy of recipient of such equipments.

He also thanked the Club over other physical projects they have rendered to the hospital and others from time to time, saying this really indicated that they have sympathy for the less-priviledges in the society.

Prof Fabanwo said the equipment would be handled jealously to achieve its purpose. He also appealed to other corporate organistions and we'll meaning individuals to emulate this kind of gestures, saying government cannot provide everything all alone.

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