The annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month began on the 1st of October and ends on the 31st of October. As part of giving back to the community, the Ace Divas team decided to raise money towards the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
The Ace Divas team include Chisa Echendu, Ngowari Diminas, John Iyoyo, Ugonna Dike, John Urlaub, & Ibinabo Bob-Manuel. The team worked hard together to plan, organize, & coordinate all the logistics for a friendly tennis match between Chisa and Ngowari.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) helps patients and their families in our communities by continuous research & development, providing rides to treatment, lodging, access to clinical trials, survivor’s networks, support to caregivers, access to end of life care, and other numerous services.
The friendly match was held on the 2nd of October, 2020 in Sugar Land, Texas with the team members, few family and friends in attendance. The event started with an opening prayer and welcome speech. Dr. Chisa gave a remarkable speech on breast cancer and personal journey as a breast cancer survivor before the game kicked off.
Chisa, an experienced tennis player won the game but Ngowari declared herself the winner, which was hilarious. The idea was to show that we both won by entertaining everyone and raising more than we targeted.
The team, with the support of TC Energy $10,000 match raised over $20,000 for this great cause. Donations came from many supporters that encourage giving back to others in the communities.
We are proud to keep supporting breakthroughs in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and long-term management. This fundraising was successful because of the generosity of our families, friends, colleagues, companies, and supporters.
Looking ahead, we encourage you to donate towards any great cause in your community because others may need your help.
Doing good brings a rewarding feeling. Just be kind to others and you will not regret it.
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