World Cancer Day 2014 Celebration in Kenya
‘Debunking the myths’ was the theme for this year’s World Cancer Day festivities on February 4. Cancer is not witchcraft. Nor is it contagious. Rather, it is a treatable disease with early detection. These were the messages touted on T-shirts, banners and presentations throughout the day. Hundreds of people cued at the free screening tents while entertainers sang, danced, or performed skits for the many observers on hand. The program included inspirational first-hand stories told by cancer survivors as well as words of thanks from the dignitaries such as the US Ambassador to Kenya, World Health Organization Representative, Governor Uasin Gishu County, County Commissioner, Cabinet Secretary Minister of Health, and US Center for Disease Control Representative to name a few.