As teams brace themselves for the forthcoming 2021/22 season, Lugogo side KCCA FC has unveiled a warm-up kits partner, Uganda Child Cancer Foundation (UCCF) whose deal is officially slated to start in the November of this very year.
The initiative is part of the club’s strategic plan to reach out to the community in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arrangement. The Kasasiro Boys have had this in their five year plan as an annual activity.
While addressing the media at the launch of this great initiative that took place at the Uganda Cancer Institute this Tuesday, October 12, KCCA FC chairman Martin Ssekajja needed no invitation to express his gratitude towards the gesture.
“KCCA FC is proud to partner with UCCF for so many reasons but the core being that we want to inspire lives since every life matters,” Ssekajja said.
“We want to become the vehicle of awareness about cancer and our hope is that the number of children UCCF catered for can increase from 700 to over 1000,” he added.
“We shall be UCCF ambassadors and I personally hope this partnership can build very many partnerships in the future,” he concluded.
As part of the partnership, KCCA players together with UCCF will champion awareness about the existence of cancer among children as well as screening during the 2021/22 season.
The Programs Director of UCCF, Moses Echodu expressed his confidence in the feasibility of the partnership and highlighted the fact that this was just the beginning of the many great things to come.
“The partnership with KCCA FC is bigger than just being the official warm up kit partner and will help create awareness about cancer in children,” he highlighted.
“We intend to make this partnership more productive but most importantly, a big entity like KCCA will help us push this much needed message out there to the communities,” he summed.
Who are UCCF
UCCF is a Non-government organization that was founded mainly by the Uganda Cancer Institute staff, parents of children with cancer, and other concerned individuals.
The organisation supports children and young persons suffering from cancer in Uganda by providing direct treatment and social support to those made vulnerable by limited sources but also advocates for cancer control and management.