This year’s Rotary Cancer Run will be held virtually due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made earlier this week by the organisers saying the current limitations and restrictions cannot enable the physical run.
The runners will participate at home while watching proceedings on the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program website and official Rotary Cancer Run Facebook page on August,30, 2020.
“Technology gives us options to participate from anywhere in the world. Like we have seen with meetings, we can all take part in this year’s Rotary Cancer Run by running, walking or simply doing exercise at home or in our neighborhoods,” said Stephen Mwanje , the chairperson of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program.
Mwanje said participants will be able to download certificates of attendance from the Rotary Cancer Run website and share copies on social media.
The Centenary Bank Managing Director, Fabian Kasi said they will continue collecting funds through the Rotary Cancer Run to construct a bunker at Nsambya hospital.
“The work on eradicating cancer, building awareness, and palliative care still needs all our support. We haven’t yet raised enough money as part of this campaign to build the Bunker at Nsambya hospital. The linear accelerator machines are not yet here too. We therefore still need all your contribution and support,”Kasi said.
The Centenary Bank Managing Director said this year, they have contributed Shs100 million towards the cancer run.
Launched in 2012, the Rotary Cancer Run has attracted over 50,000 participants annually from Uganda, and the diaspora who have supported either through direct donations, charity drives, or by attending the run to raise funds to set up facilities for cancer treatment in Uganda.
To date, over Shs3 billion has been contributed and part of it has been used to build the Rotary-Centenary Bank Cancer Centre in Nsambya hospital and the Rotary Blood Bank in Mengo Hospital.