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Juliet Ibrahim fighting kidney cancer in Africa

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Juliet Ibrahim, a successful actress and model in Ghana, West Africa, wanted to dedicate herself to a worthy cause.  She chose kidney cancer primarily because of two of her aunts who suffer from kidney cancer.  These aunts are dear to her, and she wanted to be able to help them and others like them by creating a voice that will be bigger than any of her movies.

In Ghana and most of the African nations there are not many good options for people with kidney cancer.  She is determined to change that.

The Juliet Ibrahim Foundation (JIF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on creating awareness about kdieny cancer and providing cost effective treatment for individuals suffering from kidney related diseases.  Kidney cancer is preventable and curable, and JIF aims to help those in need of treatment to have access to service in Africa.  JIF offers education, treatment and other social support.

The goal is to create a world without kidney cancer.  Their primary near-term objective is to help low income individuals suffering from kidney diseases who cannot afford treatment.

One way in which they are raising awarness is through her video, http://youtu.be/MrP8p4OmtLE