Cimas Medical Aid Donates Over US$13k To Cancer Association Of Zimbabwe

by Judith Matanire

Cimas Medical Aid, the leading medical aid provider in the country, has made a generous donation of US$13,753.00 to the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe. The donation was made through their wellness brand iGO and marks a significant contribution to the fight against cancer in the country.

The funds were raised through the annual iGo half marathon powered by Cimas, which took place in November last year in Harare and Bulawayo. The event saw a total of 1,422 athletes participating in various races, coming together to support a worthy cause.

The generous contribution was made possible through partnerships with key allies such as Pick n Pay and Zimpure, who collaborated to ensure the event’s success.

During the donation ceremony held in the capital, Tatenda Madzikanda, Chief Marketing Officer of Cimas, emphasized the organization’s commitment to community well-being, stating, “We are now a family with the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe, and we will continue to support you.” He went on to thank their key partners “We are grateful to our key partners Pick n Pay and Zimpure who partnered us in making the event a success.”

Junior Mavu, General Manager of the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe, expressed gratitude for Cimas’ consistent support, acknowledging the challenges faced by cancer patients in accessing treatment. “Our heartfelt thanks to Cimas for supporting us and the cause because you have always done it year in, year out. For us to be able to do what we do, it is because of such support. This donation will go a long way in helping the cancer patients and their families. Cancer treatments and drugs are expensive and not every patient is on medical aid or health insurance, so for those who are not on medical aid, treatment becomes very difficult, and this is where we chip in, but because of the high numbers, we are not able to help everyone as desired.”

Looking ahead, the iGo Half Marathon is set to expand, aiming to attract 2,000 runners in both Harare and Bulawayo. Beyond promoting physical activity, the marathon serves as a platform to raise awareness about men’s health issues, fostering solidarity among those battling prostate and testicular cancer.

This donation serves as a testament to Cimas Medical Aid’s dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities across Zimbabwe. Nhau/Indaba

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