Polaris Bank has been able to ensure reduction of breast cancer scourge in Nigeria.

One among the 5 Nigerian woman is diagnosed every year with breast cancer according to statistics from the World Health Organization in Nigeria.

The high rate of breast cancer, is why corporate institutions like Polaris Bank, has made health (especially Breast Cancer), one of the core pillars of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

In partnership with Care Organization Public Enlightenment (C.O.PE), Polaris Bank has been able to ensure that reduction of breast cancer scourge in Nigeria through increased awareness, advocacy and support for both patients and survivors.

It has recently held an end-of-the year get together party which was organized by C.O.PE, its partner of 2 decades in what was another opportunity to further show support in the fight against the scourge.

The event themed “Celebrating Our Pink Heroes” held at the Sheraton Hotel Ikeja, Lagos state.

the attendance were stakeholders of Polaris Bank, C.O.PE, Breast Cancer survivors also known as the PINK LADIES. It was a relaxed atmosphere, as the aim of the event was to basically celebrate the life of the survivors who were suffering from breast cancer .

The Managing Director of Polaris Bank, Tokunbo Abiru who was represented by Segun Opeke, the Directorate Head, of  Lagos Business.

in the past 10 years, the bank in partnership with C.O.PE has covered four key milestones namely prevention, detection, treatment and advocacy.

These milestones were covered by the bank through the provision of free screening opportunities for over 15,000 women including female staff members of the bank, a donation of two ultra-modern breast cancer screening machines (LogiQ C2 and Mind Ray Ultra-Sound System) to enhance quality diagnosis and clinical practices.