Jeff Gordon Headed To East Africa With President Bill Clinton To Open Rwandan Cancer Center
July 16, 2012 1 Comment
Gordon In East Africa To Inaugurate Rwandan Cancer Center
Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will spend part of his off-week vacation in Africa. On Wednesday, July 18, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, Partners In Health, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center will inaugurate the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence, which will serve as the first national cancer referral facility in rural Rwanda. The Center, located within Butaro Hospital in northern rural Rwanda, is a critical element of Rwanda’s ambitious five-year plan to introduce cancer prevention, screening and treatment on a national level. The facility’s opening will mark a major milestone as the first center of its kind to bring comprehensive cancer care to rural East Africa.
Among dignitaries attending is the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton.