Dana Air has supported a Cancer-fighting nongovernmental organization – Project PinkBlue, to raise over six million naira to support people impacted by cancer and treatment of two cancer patients at a music and comedy fundraising recently in Abuja.
According to the Executive Director of Project PinkBlue, Runcie C.W. Chidebe, “Our plan was to raise 100 million to support 56 cancer patients in Nigeria, however, we raised N6million plus. Yes, we didn’t meet our milestones, but, I am extremely happy that we have used the ‘Show Love’ event to express our commitment to support people impacted by cancer. With the donations we just paid for two patients’ treatment, one was for radiotherapy N600,000 and another chemotherapy. As people are redeeming their pledges, we would be getting them on treatment gradually.’’
‘’With the support of companies like Dana Air, Ministers, Senators, Celebrities and individuals here present, we are hopeful of meeting our target. I want to also specially thank Dana Air for consistently supporting us since 2015. Dana Air has shown that everything is possible and we are grateful and urge other corporate bodies to emulate the commitment and consistency that Dana Air has demonstrated in this fight against cancer. ‘’
Also commenting on the gesture, the Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa said, we are glad to have impacted these patients positively and we hope to do more. We have been supporting initiatives like this since we started operations ten years ago and have touched the lives of many. We believe that a person must be healthy to be able to eat, read, work, and function well in the society and as you also know, health is wealth.’’
The event was hosted by Denrele Edun, Alex Asogwa Unusual, former Big Brother star; Bella Anne Ndubuisi and Koboko Master, a Nigerian comedian and graced by supportive Nigerians including: Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, The Governor of Kebbi State; Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, Wife of the Governor of Kebbi State, as Special Guest of Honour; Betty Anyawu Akeredolu, Wife of the Governor of Ondo State, H.E. Amina Abubakar Bello, Wife of the Governor of Niger State, Asia Ahmed El-Rufai, Wife of the Governor of Kaduna State; Sterling Tilley, Cultural Affairs Officer & representative to the U.S. Ambassador in Nigeria and many other dignitaries
Dana Air recently celebrated 10 years of service to Nigeria. The airline is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Owerri.
By Gboyega Adeoye