By Jude Michael
The Onitsha Divisional Library, February 4, held a World Cancer Day rally with the aim of informing the public about the dangers posed by cancer.
The ag. director of library services at the Anambra State Library Board, Mrs Obalum Cordelia Obioma, and her management, who sponsored the rally, described cancer as real and as a killer that was however preventable and curable if detected on time.
She said the rally was part of the library’s annual celebrations in which they marked and celebrated international days using the occasion to sensitise and educate the public on each of the events being celebrated and their annual themes.
“Onitsha Divisional Library, being situated at the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, uses the international days as part of the activities to keep the public informed,” she said, noting that the day’s activity (International World Cancer Day) was being observed as a rally to inform the public of the menace of cancer and to encourage them to rise to the day-to-day challenges of cancer and its care.
The facilitators from the Onitsha Divisional Library included Sopuluchi Juliet Enemuo (Divisional Librarian), Mrs Chinyelu Caroline Mba and
Mrs Constance Ijeoma Ojeani.
The World Cancer Day sensitisation rally started by 10 a.m. from the DMGS roundabout to the library.