Sterling Bank Plc has partnered the Leah Foundation to create awareness on breast and cervical cancers through a movie titled ‘Diamonds in the Sky’.
In a statement, the First Lady of Kwara State and Founder, Leah Foundation, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, stated, “We appreciate Sterling Bank for investing in continued breast and cervical cancers awareness and education. Without proper awareness, a lot of women cannot identify possible warning signs of cancer, making it impossible for them to take prompt action that can lead to early diagnosis.
“Our goal is to heighten breast and cervical cancer awareness through this educative movie to increase early diagnosis and screening rates because it increases the chances for successful treatment.”
Speaking on the movie which premiered recently at the Viva Cinemas in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, Regional Business Executive, South-West, Sterling Bank Plc, Ademola Adeyemi, disclosed that the movie focused on breast and cervical cancers advocacy to create awareness about cancer.
Adeyemi noted that, according to available records, cancer was the second leading cause of death globally with a record of 9.6 million deaths in 2018.
He stated, “The key to winning the fight against the dreaded disease is early detection and we are determined to ensure that everyone has access to good health care through our heart initiative.”
Adeyemi explained that Sterling Bank had aligned its business model to offer financial and non-financial solutions in key areas of the economy which were at the heart of the bank.
He reiterated that the key areas which would drive investments by the bank were health, education, agriculture, renewable energy and transportation (HEART).