.Photo: Ex-Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke handing over the 1st place trophy to Amaechi Okobi, while Mrs Onari Duke watches at the end of the 7th ‘Run For Cure’ held to tackle cancer last weekend in Lagos. –
Cycology Riding Club successfully held the 7th ‘Run For Cure’ cycling tournament in Lagos last weekend, with Amaechi Okobi taking home the first place trophy.
The charity event put together by Child Survival Organisation of Nigeria, CS-DON, to tackle cancer, saw Obi beating American cyclist Mark Pfister to the third position, while Tunde Jeje, who was the oldest of the trio came second.
Well over 120 cyclist peddled over a distance of 60km, which started at Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island and went through Ozumba Mbadiwe, Adetokunbo Ademola, Ahmadu Bello, Akin Adesola to Ikoyi through the Falomo Bridge and down Bourdillon road before returning to the start off point.
Ex-Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke was on ground to hand over the trophies to the winners.
Chairperson of CS-DON, Mrs Onari Duke commended Cycology Riding Club for their continued partnership of the ‘Run For Cure’ event saying: “Great to see the number of people for this year’s event. Cycology Riding Club have been massive once again in this awareness campaign.
“We hope that this will go a long way in combating cancer in Nigeria as people now know that a healthy lifestyle and regular exercising is very important,” Mrs Duke concluded.
Several hand bills were distributed at the venue. Consultant Neurosurgeon in the Lagos State Teaching hospital, LUTH, Dr. Tayo Ojo, spoke on various types of cancer and how they can be prevented.
The medical chieftain also handed over a giant trophy to Cycology’s captain Frank Ozomah for their continued support of charity events in the country.