On Saturday the 19, October, 2019, Pink October was marked in Owerri and Akure, with pink brands, jogging excercise, lectures or talks, awareness creation on Breast Cancer, certificate of participation, breast cancer Self Examination dance and competitions, raffle draws, donations, etc in Ondo State and Imo State, Nigeria respectively.

As majority of us know; The month of October all over the world is known as "Pink October" ; it's a month where much emphases and energies are channelled into Breast Cancer Awareness and Preventions by the World Health Organization (W.H.O) in collaboration with team of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and (CSOs) especially the Pro-health and parahealth NGOs like SpringAid International Development (SAID), Nigeria.

The participation of SAID Nigeria through the representation of her CEO Arc. Teddy Ihens in this year's PINK October was courtesy of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), Imo State whose International founder is Her Excellency, Chief (Mrs) Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, First Lady, Ondo State who happens to be one of the Breast Cancer Survivors since 22years and still counting.

In an input by the SAID Nigeria CEO, Arc. Teddy Ihens during the BRECAN Breast Cancer Awareness captioned "JOG4LIFE" stated that Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Mammograms can detect breast cancer early, possibly before it has spread. He advised that women should take the breast cancer cell self Examination very serious because early detection saves lives.

In conclusion he thanked the Organisers (BRECAN) Imo State branch for the colourful turnout and awareness they created in Imo State on Saturday and also thanked the following: the Lead Jogger Mrs Uju-Monde Anumihe, the master Jogger, Dr. Vincent Udokwu, Commissioner for Health, Imo State, the Secretary to the Imo State Government, Rt. Hon. Barr. Uche Onyeagucha and by extension, specially thanked the International founder of BRECAN Her Excellency, Chief (Mrs) Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu for her thoughtful move in the championing of a worthy course such as this after her survival and promised to support and identify with BRECAN for a greater impact with his organisation.

PrinceJoseph C.M Nwosu-Okorie

(Communications Manager) SAID, Nigeria.