Warning on Free Breast Cancer Message Circulating – ACF Press Release

Warning on Free Breast Cancer Message Circulating – ACF Press Release

February 2024

Out-of-date offers continue to go viral on social media

In early 2022, the Africa Cancer Foundation (ACF) sent out a WhatsApp message inviting 200 breast
cancer patients to sign up for FREE breast cancer surgeries

The message sent out by ACF’s Board Member Mrs Dorothy Nyong’o read as follows:

“Once again this year we are doing 200 free breast cancer operations. If you know anyone who
requires breast surgery it’s free of charge including hospital stay. Please forward the name
of the patient before March 7 to Dorothy Nyong’o.”

ACF was inundated with requests and was able to offer the surgeries to 200 women in dire need of

New Message

In February 2024, the message was resurrected on the internet by an unknown source and has now
gone viral. Starting in Kenya, the message was then circulated in Nigeria, Congo, Uganda,
Zimbabwe, Senegal, Burundi, Canada, and Tanzania, with translations in Kiswahili and French. ACF
has now had over 20,000 requests for cancer care through emails, WhatsApp, SMS texts, social
media DMs, and even visits to the ACF offices.

Unfortunately, no free surgeries are being offered this year as the funding is not there.
The message being circulated is out-of-date and no longer relevant.

This misinformation has highlighted the huge burden of cancer treatment that cancer patients face
everywhere with requests coming in for screening, diagnostic support, treatment, and management of
all types of cancers,” says Wairimu Mwaura, Programmes Co-ordinator. We want to inform the public
that we are actively looking for funding to progress with this program but as yet there is no funding
in place. Once funding is secured we will communicate this information on all our social media

Please follow @africacancerfoundation on Instagram and Facebook and @AfriCF on Twitter for more
information as we release it.
More information about this press release can be obtained by contacting the Africa Cancer Foundation on,
Tel: 0788 263 358/0716 802 750

Warning on Free Breast Cancer Message Circulating - ACF Press Release




Peter N. Djangmah is a multifaceted individual with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and blogging. With a firm belief in the power of digital education and science, I am affectionately known as the Private Minister of Information. Connect with me
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