TEMPLARS recently sponsored the launch of Breast Cancer Awareness Project which was held recently at the Civic Centre on the 15th of October 2011 by the WOW D.I.V.A.S.
The WOW D.I.V.A.S is a non-profit organisation run by a group of women who are actively empowering themselves and others, promoting strong women, and are working to positively impact the society.
Breast cancer which is a malignant breast neoplasm is cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Worldwide, breast cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death after lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer and colon cancer a research had revealed. In 2005, breast cancer caused 502,000 deaths worldwide. Among women worldwide, including Nigeria, breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death.
This Cancer Awareness project by the WOW D.I.V.A.S is to support the fight against breast cancer in Nigeria, to improve the lives of many touched by breast cancer who would have succumbed to the disease due to ignorance and lack of support and to sensitize the Nigerian Public about this disease. The event was graced by a cross section of well meaning Nigerians.
TEMPLARS is one of the leading Nigerian organisations at the fore front of minority rights protection, diversity and social responsibility. The sponsorship of this program reiterates TEMPLARS commitment to identify with worthy causes.