Walk for Nepal 2018 is being held at Bachman Lake on Nov 17th, 2018. In loving memory of our beloved Kamala Shakya, supporter of Walk for Nepal Dallas since its initiation, this year we are walking to support Kamala Shakya foundation to raise awareness on cervical cancer in Nepal.
Breast cancer has been an increasing public health concern in Nepal. It is the second most common malignancy among Nepalese women, after cancer of the cervix. An estimated 1,700 new breast cancer cases were diagnosed in Nepal in 2012. Currently, no national or regional breast cancer screening program exists in the country and awareness of the symptoms, early diagnosis and screening tests for breast cancer remains very poor.
Earlier this year, Walk for Nepal Dallas Team lost a valuable member of Dallas Nepali community to cancer. In her loving memory, the team is organizing this year’s walkathon to raise funds to support the Department of Community Health and their women’s health services program at Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal. Funds raised from the walkathon will be used to purchase a mammogram machine which will be used for early screening and detecting of breast cancer at a low/affordable cost. This walkathon is being conducted in partnership with the Kamala Shakya Foundation.
To learn more about Kamala Shakya Foundation, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/kamalashakyafoundation/
To learn more about the Dhulikhel Hospital, please visit: https://www.dhulikhelhospital.org
To learn more about the Dept of Community Programs, Dhulikhel Hospital, please visit:
Social Media Presence: https://www.facebook.com/dhcommunity/
Walk for Nepal is a program of Nepal Rising (Daayitwa US), a 501c(3) non-profit in the US. www.nepalrising.org
Walk for Nepal Dallas 2018 Partner Organization
Kamala Shakya Foundation
Kamala Shakya Foundation is committed to prevent cervical cancer through awareness outreach and advocacy. It also aims to help thalassemic patients in Nepal
To register as a walker, please go to - http://walkfornepal.org/register/dallas-2018.html
To sponsor a walker, please go to - http://walkfornepal.org/sponsor/dallas-2018.html
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