Flames striker Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango has been unveiled as brand ambassador for Hope for Cancer Foundation.
During the unveiling ceremony at Protea Ryalls in Blantyre on Friday, the foundation’s founder and chief executive officer Brandina Khondowe said they thought of partnering the South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bidvest Wits’ star following his popularity and fame.
“We strive to take preventative approach to tackling cancer but we need an aggressive awareness and Gaba will help us take the message to the masses as a popular football player,” she said.
On his part, Mhango said he felt humbled to be part of a campaign for a noble cause.
“It feels great to be involved in something that concerns the well being of people’s health. I will do my best to let the public know the importance of having first-hand information about preventative measures against cancer. As you know, prevention is better than cure,” he said.
Khondowe, the former Miss Malawi, founded the organisation in 2015 after she survived breast cancer following proper treatment. She was diagnosed with the ailment again in 2017, but survived again.
“When one is diagnosed with cancer, the only thing most people think about is how long it will take for that person to die. But it is important to know that one can survive and there are preventative measures one can follow,” she said.