Ikeja Golfers Plan $300k Cancer Centre In Lagos

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Golfers at the Ikeja Golf Club have planned to raise the sum of $300,000 from the proceeds of this year’s edition For The Love Of Golf tournament to procure a flow cytometer machine that will assist in the treatment of paediatric cancer patients.

This was made known by the cordinator of the championship, Ejiro Ogomigo, during a media parley while reeling out activities lined up to make the fourth edition of the event achieve bigger impact.

“We are all here to announce the commencement of Season Four of For The Love of Golf tournament,” Ogomigo said.

“We usually organise an annual golf tournament at the Ikeja Golf Club where we raise funds from members and corporate bodies and proceeds from the event is directed towards cancer treatment nationwide.

“Before now, the proceeds have always been donated to the paediatric cancer ward of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and Lagos University Teaching Hospital

but this year, we will be donating medication and other medical equipment to the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State and that is why urge corporate bodies to help us raise more funds and make a greater impact.

“Our long-term goal is to build a cancer centre where indigent paediatric cancer patients can receive quality treatment and this will require a lot of funds.

“We have a goal in the interim to raise about $300,000 to procure a Flow Cytometer and in the next three years, we intend to procure a Linear Accelerator that will partner with an existing, well-established cancer centre.”

The founder of the For The Love Of Golf, Florence Falaiye described the project she embarked upon through the golf channel adding that the ultimate aim is to help paediatric cancer patients.

“This is a work of God that we are doing through the golf channel. We play golf via a robust tournament and use it to raise funds for cancer treatment. The aim is to help children living with cancer.

“We started in 2020 and the proceeds were donated to the LASUTH paediatric cancer ward. In the second year, the proceeds were donated to LUTH and in the third year, we came back to LASUTH to donate equipment and drugs to their paediatric cancer ward. This year will be donating proceeds to the UCH paediatric cancer ward.”