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Welcome to the Month of October

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end,” And the summer of 2021 has finally hurtled into fall. As the trees begin to shed their leaves and we dig up our chunky winter jackets and snow boots to get ready for dark, snowy days, let us take solace in the fact that another summer will roll around before we know it. We have something to look forward to. And if you are privileged to be among those who hibernate in Nigeria during the winter months, then you must count it as one of your many blessings. 

Either way, my brothers and sisters, my prayer is that we live through as many of these seasons as possible. As part of the precautions you must take to stay healthy, ensure that you and your family have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The fight against the disease is not over yet. In fact, some areas in the United States are still going through their peak period. If you have any questions about the vaccine efficacy and side effects, contacting your Primary Care Physician (PCP) is a smarter thing to do than relying on misinformation from conspiracy theorists.    

As we observed September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we will also observe October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people are encouraged to wear the color pink or spot a pink ribbon to show their support. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685,000 deaths from this disease globally. As with most cancers, early diagnosis is key to treatment. As a responsible family organization, we will continue to support important health-awareness initiatives, firm in our belief that it is a way of creating wellness.

In this month of October, we have continued to add to our line of seasoned and great authors as Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM) columnists. We are excited to announce the addition of Ogor Winnie Okoye to the list. Okoye is a distinguished attorney in Massachusetts and a community activist who is passionate about pursuing justice. Through her column, Seeker’s Corner, Atty. Okoye will feature stories about mindful living, finding meaning and purpose, and living life to the fullest. Please join her on this exciting ride. Also joining us on the columnist club will be Dr. Myles Ojabo. Dr. Ojabo is a distinguished writer and novelist. His column the Kiwi Dad promises to be entertaining. Don’t forget to read him.

With all the stimulating columns and conversations coming to NPM, you cannot afford to keep sitting on the fence. Join us as we bring the stories of Nigerians to the world.   

Hamilton Odunze

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