Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The organisers of the annual Rotary Cancer Run have announced it will be held virtually in line with measures put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19.
In a statement dated August 04, the organisers said that runners will participate at home while watching proceedings on the Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme website (www.ugandarotarycancer.org) and official Rotary Cancer Run Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/RotaryCancerRunUg/) starting with aerobics on Aug.30 starting at 7.00 am.
The Rotary Cancer Run is an annual event organized since 2012 by Rotarians to bridge the gap in the fight against the Cancer scourge.
“Technology gives us options to participate from anywhere in the world. Like we have seen with meetings, we can all take part in this year’s Rotary Cancer Run by running, walking or simply doing exercise at home or in our neighborhoods,” Past District Governor Stephen Mwanje who is also Chair of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme revealed. “However, you must adhere to social distancing guidelines as issued by the government,” he added.
Those who participate, Mwanje said will be able to download a certificate of participation from the website. “I encourage all of you to wear your previous Rotary Cancer Run vest on that day and take a photo or video and share on your social media platforms with the hashtag #RotaryCancerRun2020,” Mwanje urged the public.
Rotary District Governor for Uganda and Tanzania, Rosetti Nabbumba Nayenga said that Rotary is this year involved in Food and Nutrition campaign to promote healthy living and appealed to the public to exercise, eat healthy, and go for regular medical checkups.
Speaking at the launch, Fabian Kasi, the managing director for Centenary Bank said the work on eradicating cancer, building awareness, palliative care still needs support from everyone.
He said players haven’t yet raised enough money as part of this campaign to build the Bunker at Nsambya hospital.