The Hyatt Place in Garland, Texas, overflowed with hope and love on September 10, 2016, as the David Omenukor Foundation celebrated the first annual fundraising, Don't wait for symptoms, Get screened! event. The event was to help raise funds to fight against colon cancer. The evening attracted nearly 300 guests and raised money to support the foundation.
High Chief David Omenukor was honored by a tribute read by his first son, Mr. Obika Omenukor.
Throughout the evening, doctors and cancer survivors shared news about how to fight this disease and how to get information. Slide shows also told the stories of the David Omenukor Foundation medical missions. The founder and CEO Mrs. Keyna Omenukor talked about her mission for the foundation and her aspirations to build a medical center on behalf of her late husband.
Also at the event was Dr. Chinedum Eguzouwa, who is a colon cancer survivor himself. He shared information about what he went through, and how people under 40 also need to get screened instead of waiting before they turn 50.
The event’s visionary sponsors were Afrimma, Amoize Magazine, BigA Entertainment, Uche Photos, Cobb Printing, Rebdan, Baba Magana, and Emma Photo.