Vice President Boakai Cuts Ribbon to Hope for Women International Cancer Center

Monday, 15th October 2012

Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Boakai Saturday dedicated the Hope for Women International Cancer Center located on the A.B Tolbert Road in Paynesville outside of here.

In his remarks, Vice President Boakai said cancer is a menace not only known in Liberia but the world over in unimaginable proportions manifested in over one dozen variants.
The Vice President lamented the toll of cancer on human lives and recalled that more than three decades ago the Liberian Legislature passed an act incorporating the Liberian Cancer Society, in 1977.
According to a release from the Office of the Vice President, he praised courageous and concerned Liberian Women for stepping forward onto the frontlines of the fight against cancer.
‘We want to demonstrate our own support for you and assure you of our irreversible commitment to this fight,” Vice President Boakai emphasized, noting that ‘medical practitioners tell us over and again that early detection of this disease makes for the possibility of successfully confronting it in its track and, in many cases beating it into remission.”

Speaking further, Vice President Boakai said that the Hope for Women International Cancer Center is a welcome milestone, bearing incalculable value on our national fight against cancer.
The Vice President was taken on a guided tour of the facilities by Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah CEO and Founder of Hope for Women International, Inc. and members of the Board of Directors of Hope for Women International Inc., among others.