am Hajia Nana-Aisha Abu Ali (Wife of the former Military
Governor of Bauchi State and currently His Royal Highness the
Etsu of Bassa-Nge Kingdom of Kogi State). I am the Founder and
Chief Executive Director of the Foundation.
April of 1998, my late mother was diagnosed with Breast
Cancer. With great dismay we watched, praying day and night as
life was being squeezed out of her. All efforts to save her
proved abortive. We could not stop the pains and she finally
passed away on the 19th of January 1999.
family and I were totally devastated.
mother’s case made me aware of the plight of the cancer
victim and what significant role our society plays to
alleviate the pains they go through. I was disheartened to
learn that the cancer patient needs to go to very far to get
assistance, an assistance, which in most cases takes up the
entire life savings of the family. The cancer patient has to
travel to Ibadan or Lagos, and just recently Zaria and Abuja
for radiotherapy and in most cases the machines are not
have lost my mother but I shall now use this as an insight to
enlighten our populace on this deadly disease- Cancer. I will
( in collaboration with people of like minds) also help
possible solutions, counseling, cancer prevention,
early diagnosis, treatment, research and support for the
cancer victims and their families.
the month of May of the year 1999, I founded MAMA CANCER
FOUNDATION OF NIGERIA (MCFN). The foundation will focus on the
possibility of raising funds and mobilizing resources for
cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research and support
for the cancer victims and their families.
Board was officially inaugurated on Saturday the 29th of June
with men and women of integrity, discipline and concern
you join me in this fight against cancer?