Comedian Eric Omondi and News Anchor Lillian Muli joined a throng of Kenyan celebrities on Thursday, February 15 in creating awareness against  Childhood Cancer.

They headlined the first anniversary of International childhood cancer day courtesy of the Texas Centre.

Texas Centre is located along Mbagathi road on the Ole Sangale Road and houses hundreds of kids who are battling various cancers.

Kenya is seeking to reduce instances of childhood cancer to lower level like in more developed countries. Photos: Opipi

Kids at the facility gave out valentine flowers and gifts as part of raising awareness on cancer in kids.

Organizers of the event were seeking to pass information to parents to take their kids for regular check-ups.

Singer and dad Gilad Milo performs at the event.
Photo: Opipi

If diagnosed early, cases of cancers in kids can be handled and cured as opposed to when they are discovered in later stages.

International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) February 15, 2018 is a day when people come together to  “Advance Cures and Transform Care” and make childhood cancer a national child health priority.
Kenya hopes to steadily improve cure rates from the current 20- 30%  to  survival rates  seen in high-income countries which reach an average of 80%.

Citizen TV Prime Time News Anchor Lillian Muli at the event on Thursday, February 15. Photo: Opipi

 Texas Cancer Centre  joined the rest of the world in marking this day. Texas will having a series of activities involving parents with children who have survived child-hood cancer  share the challenges to create awareness.