Following a successful campaign against Gender Based Violence last year, Swans Rugby Football Club Entebbe is set to bring awareness to breast cancer on the 30th of September 2023.
A total of 20 teams are expected to take part in the maiden one day Breast Cancer awareness Tournament to be held at Coco Beach.
According to the competition’s spokesperson, Patricia Twinomugisha the proceeds from the tourney will be used to bolster the Club’s finances.
Twinomugisha revealed that the tourney will follow the Touch Rugby format. “Each team will have six players with at least two premiership players, female and male. Each team must have at least three female players on their roster.”
Samiya Ayikoru who is the head of sales at the Club, said they except to deliver a wonderful experience for revelers with a wide catalogue of activities.
“Those that can not play Rugby will have a chance to take part in other sports and games, there will be great performances by renowned DJs and as well Live band performances,” Ayikoru noted.
Swans Team Leader, Regina Lunyolo said they will conduct free breast cancer screening and as well sensitisation by oncologists and health workers.
Lunyolo also revealed that the prize money for the first place winners will be One million shillings and the second placed team will clinch half a million shillings.
She also notes that the tournament is timely since October is the cancer awareness month, “breast cancer is rampant but in our communities people are not aware of it. We encourage women to go for early screening in order to get diagnosis, treatment and management.”
According to the Ministry of Health, one out of two women in Uganda succumb to breast cancer due to late detection.