Top Cheri campaigns against cancer

29 November 2019

Staff Writer
Songstress and popular recording artist, Top Cheri has a great new album Matrimony.   This is her second musical disk.  This sista’ is married to her music! Check out her sounds.  But music is not her only focus in life.
The talented singer has joined with the Ministry of Health and Social Services to alert Namibians about the importance of taking care of themselves. Reportedly, she has agreed to be the face of the Ministry’s “Cakes of Hope” awareness promotions. Top Cheri shares the government’s commitment to providing the best care possible for all Namibians in need. Good health is the foundation of a better future for an individual, but also the growth of the economy and strength of the nation.
The Calling Heaven songstress used social media to announce her efforts.
“The project incorporates the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN). However, with the ministry of health, we are still busy with the logistics,” she noted.
The campaign aims to raise cancer awareness and the importance of cancer check-ups for women of all ages. The funds raised from the campaign will fund  visits to CAN for cancer checks including pap smears.
“I feel blessed to be given this platform to educate women in our country more about cancer and the importance of check-ups. This project is dear to my heart because I believe the public is not well-educated about cancer and we keep losing our loved ones.
My aim is to educate the whole of Namibia at large about cancer and its prevention [and treatment]. Cancer is not for the rich; neither is it for white people. It affects us all as a nation and it’s high time we bring upon a change by educating everyone in Namibia about it,” she declared.
Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women, and the second main cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
In Namibia, over 1,500 women have been diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer during the 5 years recorded period 2013 – 2017.  About three times this number have been detected with high-risk precancerous lesions.
Awareness of the symptoms and the need for screening are important ways of reducing the risk (www.can.org.na).
The subject of the piece above is from a post by Selma Shiwaya of Unwrap.online.  Check out this exciting online page for all the latest on what’s happening in entertainment and celebrities in Namibia! 


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