NSE raises awareness on cancer with five-kilometre walk

Nigeria Stock Exchange, Lagos

Nigeria Stock Exchange at the weekend staged the fourth edition of the Corporate Challenge Race tagged: ‘Erase Cancer 2.0’ with a five-kilometre.

The event, which held at the Onikan Stadium, was a walk to raise awareness about cancer and engage the public to take proactive steps in its prevention.

The event organised in collaboration other corporate bodies, witnessed events such as jogging and running competition fully participated by employees of the supporting companies with prizes won among thrills and fun.

Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema said the alert on cancer has become expedient if one is to stay alive.

“This race is a fun-filled event called ‘The Corporate Challenge” and it is for listed companies, broker dealers and the entire eco system around the stock exchange. We are running to create awareness about the fight against cancer and to raise money to buy mobile testing units because we found out from research that early detection is the key to addressing the cancer menace, which is fast becoming a major killer on the continent and in Nigeria.

“Fitness is important in our day to day activities and like they say, health is wealth. A lot of us underestimate the impact of good health, which is actually a major asset. And so we are also encouraging people to keep fit by exercising regularly because it will help to increase our life expectancy. It will also help us to be more productive in our place of work. So, it is good when people live healthily,” he said.

The Media Relations Officer of Diamond Bank, Eze Anyanwu described the forum as a rare opportunity for workers from different corporate sectors to wine together.

“This is the NSE corporate challenge and it is more like an activity that brings some corporate bodies together, not just in the financial sector, but also in other corporate sectors. Diamond Bank is proud to be part of this event and we intend to keep giving our support towards its success. NSE is the main sponsor while the rest of us are here to give our support wholeheartedly,” he said.

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