Media personality/founder of the B.you by Berla Mundi Project Berlinda Addardey, better known as Berla Mundi, has encouraged University of Ghana students as well as the entire Ghanaian populace, particularly the youth to take advantage of the current Pink October initiative and get screened for breast cancer.
Speaking exclusively to the1957news.com following an 8.2-kilometer walk on Saturday, October 21, 2023, to raise awareness of the deadly cancer disease, Berla Mundi stated that everyone should get screened as part of the campaign against breast cancer because early detection of the disease saves lives.
Berla Mundi states that her organization, B.you ByBerlaMundi chose to collaborate with the Dorothy Hope Foundation for the occasion since both organizations are ardent supporters of breast cancer awareness, but more significantly since Dorothy, the founderDorothy Hope Foundation, is a breast cancer survivor.
“I am excited to join because honestly I have always been an advocate for breast cancer awareness and I met Dorothy several years ago. I found out that she’s a breast cancer survivor, and we had a conversation a couple of times, even on camera and she told me what she’s been through in the past and how a lot of women, unfortunately, realize that they actually have the cancer a little too late so it makes it difficult for them to seek treatment and get healed and it touched my heart and so we have had conversations for a while about partnering and so this year decided to make it happen” she said.
The partnership with Berla Mundi’s, B.youByBerlaMundi, Dorothy’s Hope Foundation and the Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall had about 500 students of the University of Ghana community Join the 8.2 Kilometres walk and subsequently get the breast screened by health professionals from the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) and Euracare.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer and the kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules.
In 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685,000 deaths globally. As of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer.