Africa

LGBT Kenyans raise funds for cancer sufferer (excerpt)

Maureen Bonyo (George Barasa photo courtesy of Kuchu Times)

Maureen Bonyo (George Barasa photo courtesy of Kuchu Times)

By Kuchu Times

As the LGBT community world over  prepares for the [May 17] International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia,  and Transphobia (IDAHOT),  hundreds of Kenyans have come together and organized an event  dubbed ‘A Picnic For A Cause’. The event which will be held at Arboretums Park, Nairobi, is a fundraiser to support one of their own who is also a cancer patient.

Maureen Bonyo, has been battling ovarian cancer for a couple of years and she has remained headstrong in the fight to beat the deadly disease. …

There was also a mini fundraiser on 15 May that was well attended by comedians, artists and people from all walks of life. There were auctions, games, speeches and performance and all funds raised were channeled to the I Stand with Maureen Fund. In total, over Kes. 100,000 [about US $1,000] was contributed. …

Each of her chemo therapy sessions goes for roughly between Kes.20,000 to Kes.30,000. To know more about Maureen’s sickness, visit https://www.facebook.com/I-STAND-WITH-Maureen-603695259780827/ And to contribute via mobile money, transfer www.worldremit.com to mpesa number +254729708061.

You can also contribute through an online platform by following this link https://secure.changa.co.ke/myweb/share/6733

Read the full article: Kenyan LGBT Celebrate IDAHOT By Fundraising for Cancer Sufferer in Kuchu Times.

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