Kidney cancer is a disease in which the cells in certain tissues of the kidney start to grow uncontrollably and form tumors. Renal cell carcinoma, which occurs in the cells lining the kidneys (epithelial cells), is the most common type of kidney cancer. Eighty-five percent (85%) of all kidney tumors are renal cell carcinomas. Wilms’ tumor is a rapidly developing cancer of the kidney most often found in children less than four years of age.


Having said that, as a kidney cancer advocate, Juliet Ibrahim on the World Kidney Day, the 14th of March stepped out on a float with her foundation crew ‘team JIF’ to create awareness of the deadly disease. The walk started from Obra spot, circle through to Adabraka market then to UTC. Very dedicative, team JIF deemed the walk wasn’t enough. They proceeded to the National Theatre through to the Independence Square. From there, they walked to the Oxford Street and ended the float on the Akwa Adjei Park, Osu. Juliet herself during the walk entered into shops, banks and in the market she was forced to speak a local dialect which caused the market mongers to laugh as she spoke twi. Hailing the good cause, some voluntarily gave the foundation some food stuffs as their support for her benevolence heart.


Three days after the float, a group of college girls called the Divas under the umbrella of Stomers Entertainment, organized a car wash at the Excel Night Club to support the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation. Indeed, charity prevailed, car owners were not given fixed amount instead they donate any amount after a wash. Also on sales, there were loads of African dishes mostly from Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana.


Speaking to the Director of the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation, Miss Sonia Ibrahim, she said the team has lots of line-up events to support the Foundation. “Again, the foundation will be representing Ghana at the Kidney Cancer Coalition this year. We planning for the second edition of the Female Celebrity Soccer Match and in collaboration with another foundation which name will be reveal later, JIF will soon surprise it kidney patients.” She concludes. Let us all help to safe a life.