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SHARE MY WORLD THIS OCTOBER MONTH OF CANCER: Lilian Alata

ALATA LEUKEMIA FOUNDATION

12006215_919288861442354_3186623722105294288_nThe Alata Leukemia Foundation was started by alumna Lilian Alata, a Leukemia patient.

Lilian Alata was diagnosed with Chronic Myleoid Leukemia (CML) in October 2011. These are her words…..

This was a surprise not only to my family but also friends who have seen me being healthy over the years. Going through this journey,  I have identified information gap on cancer due to many questions I received and this culminated into Alata Leukemia Foundation. Unlike other mostly talked about cancer i.e Breast cancer, Prostrate cancer, Ovarian cancer & lymphoma; blood cancer has received no publicity. Currently, I am doing advocacy on my FB page, (Alata Leukemia Foundation – please like & share with friends) but I hope that in the near future I will be able to go out and reach to the people.

I am currently on daily medication of a drug called Glivec (imatinib)and thanks be to God since my progress has been impressive.

MISSION: To be a known Organization that advocates for cancer awareness and testing to all in Kenya.

OBJECTIVES :

– To educate & enlighten people about cancer.
– To Lobby for Government intervention on cancer as a disease.
-To carry out cancer clinics / open days in various institutions.
– To encourage cancer testing through talks and counselling.
-Partner with other Organizations in order to support cancer patients.

By : Lilian Alata

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