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Bracket Celebrates World Cancer Day With ‘B2 For Life’ Campaign

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Bracket, a popular music group made up of Vast real name Ozioko Nwachukwu and Obumneme Ali popular as Smash joined several people around the globe to celebrate the World Cancer Day.
World Cancer Day, which is celebrated annually on February 4, was celebrated by the duo with the launch of an initiative tagged ‘B2 for Life’ at an event which held recently at the Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos.
‘B2 for Life’, a project, which is aimed at giving succour to cancer patients in Nigeria, is the brainchild of Bracket and Bricon Foundations.
The Bracket Foundation is co-founded by Vast and Smash, while Bricon Foundation on the other hand is co-founded by Abigail Simon-Hart and Dr Niyi Adekeye.
Abigail and Vast are both cancer survivors who setup their foundations in 2016 with a view of providing much needed funding for cancer patients in Nigeria.
The duo of Vast and Abigail had their treatment in the UK. On coming back to Nigeria, they realised that instead of encouraging treatment outside the country, there is a need to build the necessary support structure within the country and to ensure that this care can be accessed by people who cannot afford to travel outside for treatment, said Smash.
In a chat with Klieg Light, Vast revealed that “Nigeria continues to have the highest cancer death rate in Africa, with survival as low as 20 percent for most cancers and as low as three percent for blood cancer. We need to change these statistics. We also need to address the issue of stigmatisation of cancer patients. There is no shame in having cancer and until more cancer patients come out to talk, many will continue to suffer in silence.”

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