Former actress launches campaign against breast cancer

By Christabel Abiodun |

Juliet Aguwa, who was a victim of cancer herself, wants to help women suffering from breast cancer

Former Nollywood actress, Juliet Aguwa, has returned from her base in America, to continue her fight against breast cancer in Nigeria.

The mother of two who, survived the pangs of cancer, after being diagnosed of aggressive breast cancer stage 3c in 2008, says she intends to reach out to under-privileged African women undergoing the painful trauma caused by the disease.

Through her Courage to Dare Foundation, Aguwa who appeared in drama series like Twist Away, and Memorial Hospital, before relocating to the US to study, says she will begin a Breast Cancer Awareness programme in Imo State, later in the month.

“It will be the first ever event of its kind in Imo State and is at the insistence of the First lady of Imo, Nkechi Okorocha,” Aguwa said.

Narrating her experience as a survivor, Aguwa says, “these days, I feel as though breast cancer gave me a new life. Before I had breast cancer, I worked hard on being a mother and a wife, and I think one of the things I neglected most was me.”

The former actress who said she was ready to return to the film industry said she was “going to keep talking about breast cancer because people have to know that being diagnosed with the disease doesn’t mean that they are going to die.”

“With early detection and quick action, they can survive breast cancer.”

Aguwa will kick off her campaign on August 12 by meeting with breast cancer patients at Ahiazu, Mbaise, Imo State. She will also be at the Umuozu Development Union on August 16 and Umuovum Ulakwo L.G.A a day after.

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