Family, well-wishers and friends of Carol Atuhirwe who is battling Throat and lung cancers have called on everyone who can to gather on Saturday at Panamera Bar, Naguru opposite Kampala Parents school for the Save Carol car wash fundraiser.
The first of the Save Carol car washes will take place this Saturday April 23rd at the Vallet Carwash at the Panamera Bar & Lounge starting at 10am- 6pm. All cars will be washed for Shs50,000 and all proceeds will go towards the Save Carol cause. The call was made today during a Press Conference at Panamera Bar.
“We wish to invite every Ugandan to bring their cars for a Carol wash. Even those without cars, can pay and we will wash their feet or shoes. Particularly, we wish to call upon on the corporate entities, NGOs and government departments/ministries to bring their cars for a wash. We also encourage all people to turn up for the events because there will be other fundraiser activities like auctions and all proceeds will go towards the Save Carol campaign,” Richard Ssebaduka said.
It is also going to be a fun-filled day as we have received confirmation that some of the key layers in the entertainment industry such as Bobi Wine, Coco Finger, Navio, Ruyonga, Nince Henry, Salvador, Pallaso, Afande KereKere, Richard Tuwangye, Nick Nora and Producer Herbert Skills have all confirmed attendance and will both entertain but also participating in the car wash.
“On behalf of Carol Atuhirwe’s friends & family, my employers I have the pleasure to welcome you to this first press conference to among others update on you on our campaign to #Save Carol.Thank you for coming in good numbers and thanks for all the support given to the campaign thus far.
As you all know, Carol was first diagnosed with throat (Larynx) cancer in 2011 and later developed lung cancer. She has so far undergone over 30 major and minor surgeries.The chemotherapy sessions, have caused severe burns and the numerous operations she has had have left her with a broken esophagus. Atuhirwe also has a wound which exposed her spinal bone and causes her much pain. Carol is to undergo emergency surgery at University Hospital, Cleveland Ohio, in the United States to treat the cancer but also reconstruct her esophagus so she can be able to eat normally and breathe through her nose again. This is pending full realization of the needed funds. The surgery and all other associated costs like travel, accommodation etc. will cost $80,000 (UGX 270M). Carol’s family that has stood by her for all these five years, has run out of resources to finance this major breakthrough operation that should restore Carol’s life which is why a major appeal was launched by the family and Carol herself. From the time that the campaign was launched about a month ago, the campaign has received a lot of moral, financial and prayer support from lots of people- Ugandans and non-Ugandans across the world.
I am proud to report that as of this morning- the #SaveCarol Campaign has raised Shs117,837,400 (One Hundred Seventeen Million Shilling, Eight Hundred Thirty Seven Thousand and Four Hundred Shillings Only) in cash. This is roughly 44% of the required funds. There is still Shs152,162,600 (One Hundred Fifty Two Million, One Hundred Sixty Two Thousand, Six Hundred Shillings) to go. We thank you all for your generous contributions both in cash and kind and we urge you to keep the contributions coming. Cash donations can be wired through MTN Mobile Money (+256784168178) and Airtel Money +256 701 930150. You can also deposit/wire your contribution onto her bank account: ATUHIRWE CAROL, Equity Bank, A/C No. 1036100855574,” Muhereza Kyamutetera, Chairman Carol’s Fundraising Committee said.
“We wish to thank all you good willed people and companies who have come to Carol’s aid thus far. At an opportune moment we will publish a full list of all the contributors,” Carol’s Mum MrsAgrace Mugizi.
I wish to read you, a personal Thank You Note from Carol Herself;
I can’t find words or emotions enough to thank you. You’ve continuously prayed for me, encouraged me and above all ensured that I get the money needed for my operation.
We have so far raisedShs117,837,400 (One Hundred Seventeen Million Shilling, Eight Hundred Thirty Seven Thousand and Four Hundred Shillings Only) and there is still Shs152,162,600 (One Hundred Fifty Two Million, One Hundred Sixty Two Thousand, Six Hundred Shillings remaining.
Thank you for giving me a hope to hang on to; only the Lord can reward you.
Please help me keep the word moving about the #SaveCarol Carwash at Panamera Bar parking lot- opposite Kampala Parents School in Naguru on Saturday, April 23rd 2016, starting at 10am. My Friends and family will be washing your car(s ) for Shs50,000/=. There will also be an auction of selected items and all proceeds will go towards our cause.
I am very grateful for all your prayers, your contributions and thoughtfulness. Only the Lord can bless you, May He multiply and meet each one of you individually at your points of need!
I love you and will eternally be grateful.