Miss Nigeria International, Queen Adejoke Balogun, has embarked on a public sensitization and campaign against Cervical Cancer for Women in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area.
Receiving the entourage of the Nation’s International beauty queen, Chairman of the Council Area, Arc. Gbolade Oduwole, expressed happiness that the beauty queen was from the area, expressing confidence that she has the potentials to become the next Miss World.
“It is imperative to encourage our youths to keep on doing what is good as the current administration is ever ready to celebrate and support distinguished indigenes found to be diligent, hardworking and courageous, as we seriously believe that they are the future leaders, ” he said.
Responding, Queen Balogun said her Cancer awareness foundation named ‘Purple Print’, was meant to give back to the society as she had embarked on the journey of fight against Cancer, right from her tender age.
“I embarked on Cervical Cancer as a project, because it is one of the leading causes of death among women in Nigeria, it kills people because they don’t do regular check up to know their health status,” Balogun said.
She implored women to always go for regular check up especially those who are still bearing children, saying, early detection would save lives.