ADDI on a fundraising marathon for the albinism community


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By Marlvin Ngiza

Albinism Dare to Dream Initiative (ADDI) yesterday embarked on a marathon race at the University of Zimbabwe, an exercise that was meant to mobilise resources for the special group.

The marathon races were expected to run until 24 May with a strong urge for citizens to participate towards ensuring that people with albinism get the indispensables as a way of preventing them from developing health complications that come due to lacking protective necessities.

In an official statement released to launch the exercise, ADDI Director, Brenda Mudzimu, revealed that sunscreen lotions and protective clothes were very expensive and unavailable and people with albinism were prone to skin cancer if exposed to unfavorable conditions hence the need to donate for this course.

“We are delighted to announce that as ADDI, starting Tuesday 23 May to Wednesday 24 May, we will be running the help us survive marathon for people with albinism at the University of Zimbabwe.

“People with albinism have difficulties surviving particularly in environments with high sunlight intensity and are in need of regular checks in clinics or hospitals as they are prone to skin cancer due to their pale skin. They need money to buy sunscreen lotions, sunglasses, and sunscreen-protective clothes for their survival. Since they are very expensive, unavailable, and inaccessible, as ADDI members, we request you to donate as little as you can to help these people. Donate to save a life,” said Mudzimu

ADDI with this initiative has bandwagoned efforts by Albino Charity Organisation to provide the necessities for people with albinism in the nation.

Engineer Raphael Mushanawani, the Chief Executive Officer of NetOne, reiterated the mobile telephony company’s commitment to helping people with albinism.

“As NetOne, through our corporate social responsibility initiative, we will continue to mobilise resources to help people with albinism. We welcome more players coming on board to support this noble initiative,” Engineer Mushanawani said.