Water Rafting In Support Of Cancer Patients

The event was organized by Faraja Cancer Support Trust which offers non-medical services to cancer patients.

The event not only incorporated professional rafters but also the non professional ones as well.

The event was held at the Sagana River which is full of rapids and waterfalls.

Mitchell Nyaga, one of the rafters said she participated in the sports after having meetings with the organizers and realizing it was worth it.

“I have never rafted before but I decided to be part of the charity event since it is difficult to find people who can go out of their way to help others,” Nyaga said.

She further encouraged Kenyans to take on rafting saying it’s an interesting sport that can be practiced locally yet it has not been exploited.

Ndungu, another a participant added that his niece who suffers from leukemia will also be a beneficiary of the Faraja Cancer Support Trust.

Shaira Ademali, one of the trustees and a breast cancer survivor said the aim of the charity event was to raise KSh. 2 million to open a centre at Kenyatta National Hospital where all cancer patients from public hospitals would be referred.

Ademali further urged the government to provide affordable cancer treatment in public hospitals saying it is too expensive and 90 percent of patients cannot afford it.

KRA team emerged the overall winner followed by PKF East Africa while Deloitte and PWC team scooped the third position.

By Mildred Amoni

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