The ladies wing of the Rugby League Federation Ghana (RLFG) in collaboration with Decathlon Ghana is excited to inform the general public of their Breast Cancer Awareness program dubbed Women in Sports which is slated for Saturday October 24, 2020. This program is being organized in the spirit of Pink October, with the aim of using sports as a medium to create awareness for breast cancer, educate the public on the need for both women and men to get their breasts screened at least once every year and most importantly, celebrate Women in Sports.
According to statistics, 1 out of 5 women find lumps in their breast. That is to say, women are prone to having cancer in their breast. Therefore, it is very important to self-examine every morning in front of the mirror because early detection can save your life.
Decathlon Ghana has a mission to Change the Lives of Ghanaians through Sports that’s why they stand for #Sports4All.
According to Abigail Dzamesi, Store Leader (Junction Mall), “Decathlon Pink October is to give women in Ghana the confidence to take sports as a lifestyle so as to reduce the risks of having cancer and others diseases, support all the fighters of Breast Cancer, admire all the survivors for their confidence, give hope to those who have detected a lump in their breasts and to honor the taken, those who unfortunately lost their lives to breast cancer.”
She also added that women should do away with the misconception about sports and make sports a lifestyle and also use the right bra and the right size for sports.
“The most important thing a Sporty Woman wears is her CONFIDENCE”, Abigail added.
“Breast Cancer is a serious problem that most people take for granted. They wait till it’s too late to get checked. I believe this is our own way of giving back to the community: giving them an opportunity to get checked and also be educated on breast cancer. I urge everyone to make it a point to be there. Always remember that the best solution to breast cancer is early detection”, said Rachel Ankomah, Women’s Rugby League Coordinator.
Jafaru Mustapha, General Manager for the Federation, also believes that as a federation, the wellbeing of the players is one of importance. This is the reason why the federation attaches a lot of seriousness to this breast cancer awareness month as it seeks to educate, sensitize and identify any early signs of breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer Awareness program comes off at 7am, at Decathlon Gh, Junction Mall (Nungua Barrier). Activities lined up for the day include yoga, health walk, breast talk, women in sports talk show, aerobics, health screening and of course, an exciting game of touch Rugby