Bigz is walking to raise awareness and support for high-quality hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa because, while Kate had access to some of the best treatment available in the world at American hospitals, 20 percent of African countries do not have access to cancer treatments, according to a 2017 BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) report, including Bigz’s homeland, Uganda.
Bigz began his African Walk for Cancer on Saturday, September 8, at the Virginia Hospital Center, where his wife received much of her medical care.
Walking ten miles a day, he will make stops at other places that played a role in Kate’s journey, including Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Funds raised will be given to the “Uganda Cancer Society, a consortium of 38 local and international organizations, including the American Cancer Society,” the website states.
Bigz stops at Johns Hopkins Hospital along the way.