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Gertrude's Hospital launches second Charity Walk

It is very hard to diagnose cancer in children as it starts as a simple illness like malaria or infection

In Summary

• Walk aims to raise funds for children suffering from cancer

Sponsors Makini School Katya Nyangi, Gertrude's Foundations Manager Carol Waweru receives a cheque from Makini Schools
Sponsors Makini School Katya Nyangi, Gertrude's Foundations Manager Carol Waweru receives a cheque from Makini Schools
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The  Gertrude's Hospital's Charity Walk was launched at Serena Hotel on Tuesday. This marks the second edition of the walk, which aims to raise funds for children suffering from cancer.

Present were foundation sponsors Makini Schools represented by Katya Nyangi, Gertrude's Foundations Manager Carol Waweru and haematologist/oncologist at the hospital Doreen Mutua.

Mutua said, "It is very hard to diagnose cancer in children as it starts as a simple illness like malaria or infection. By the time you realise it, the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body."

National Cancer Institute CEO Alfred Karagu and Gertrude's Foundations Manager Carol Waweru unveil the walk T-shirt
National Cancer Institute CEO Alfred Karagu and Gertrude's Foundations Manager Carol Waweru unveil the walk T-shirt
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Getrude's chief nursing officer Caroline Ayilo
Getrude's chief nursing officer Caroline Ayilo
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Kenya Childhood Trust board member Jessie Githanga
Kenya Childhood Trust board member Jessie Githanga
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Absa Bank relationships manager Herman Kariuki and his Co-operative Bank counterpart Peris Kamau
Absa Bank relationships manager Herman Kariuki and his Co-operative Bank counterpart Peris Kamau
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