This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
avatar for Runcie C.W. Chidebe

Runcie C.W. Chidebe

Runcie C.W. Chidebe, 31, a cancer control advocate, researcher, psychologist and one of the leading voices advocating for Nigeria to make cancer control a national health priority. Founder & Executive Director, Project PINK BLUE; and Founder, Abuja’s first Breast Cancer Support Group (ABC-SG). Engaged in supporting people battling with cancer, fundraising for indigent patients, cancer awareness and he established Nigeria’s first patient navigation. In 2015, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) awarded him Young Cancer Leader Award at World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS), Istanbul, Turkey; he was honoured with the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2016 and was recently named Champion for Cancer Care in Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State. He has won several awards across the globe and won several grants including Nelson Mandela Graca Machel Innovation Award, South Africa; Catherine Peugeot Award & Grant, France; UICC - Pfizer SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer challenge, Lisbon, Portugal; U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) Grant and many others. He was the Best Graduating Student in Psychology in 2012 and also the Best Graduate in Social Work in 2006 from the prestigious University of Nigeria. Visit www.projectpinkblue.org to learn more about his work and connect with him on social media via: @runciecwc.