Cycology’s Hazem Grabs ‘Run For Cure’ Crown

A member of the Cycology Riding Club, Mohammed Hazem went home with the top crown, having returned first at the ‘Run For Cure’ Campaign organised by the Child Survival Development of Nigeria, CS-DON, at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island in Lagos.
Gboyega Dada finished in the second position, while Tunde Pampam came third in the race which featured over 70 cyclists from Cycology Riding Club.
The athletes and other participants took to the busy streets of Lagos State in the early hours of Saturday, 2 November, 2013 to ride for the ‘Run For Cure’ Campaign, aimed at raising awareness on Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer and Childhood Cancer.
The event started as early as 6am amidst heavy downpour, but the rain did not deter the participants, as the cyclists, runners and walkers came out to participate in the event.
The cyclist peddled through Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Ahmadu Bello way and Adeola Odeku Street before returning to a Mammoth crowd at the Park which included former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke.
As promised by the Chairperson of the Child Survival Development of Nigeria, CS-DON, Mrs. Onari Duke, she presented some trophies to excelling participants after the event.
“It’s great having this number of people turn out to support charity and we believe this will go a long way in our fight against the cancer scourge, as we hope that the women and children alike will engage in check ups as regularly as possible, because when Cancer is detected early, the chance of curing it is a lot higher,” Mrs. Duke explained.
She continued: “Cycology Riding Club has been great and we are looking forward to working with them again in the future, possibly in the next edition early next year.”
The Run For Cure Campaign, according to the organisers, is a bi-annual event that takes place in various states of the country. It was gathered that the next edition comes up in March 2014 in a yet to be decided venue.
“The Cycology Riding Club is based in Lagos and one of its objectives is to ride for worthy causes such as the Run For Cure Campaign. Earlier in the year, the club was involved in the Ride against Polio and Ride in Support of the Special Olympics campaigns”, Okon Nya told eyeonthesports.com.


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