Our Mission

The goal of this foundation is to support and assist men who are suffering from prostate cancer. We aim to help them find with all of the help they need to be cancer free and become healthy once again.
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Concept Motivation/ Biography’s

patient having a check up

During my chemotherapy at John Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD.

Mr. Reginald Nwaike/Onwuka is the founding Chairman and CEO of Reggie Prostate Cancer Foundation, an African and America born in Imo State, Nigeria. Standing tall at 5’11, this former nursing care chose nursing as a profession and began to play at the level at age forty.

The inspiration to start a project of this nature and magnitude came to Reggie Nwaike after the most devastatingly painful death of his father, Mr. Joseph Nwaike Onwuka, from prostate cancer. Reginald was himself diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, at LifeBridge Health center (Sinai Hospital) in Baltimore, Maryland.

While still freshly nursing the pain of his father’s untimely demise, it suddenly occurred to Reggie that had there been a hospital, efficiently equipped to properly address the prostate cancer that had just taken the life of his father, chances are that his father might have had a fighting chance to beat the affliction, or, at the very least, be afforded a prolonged life. Reggie, therefore, brought himself to the resolution to spare others and/or their families the pain of losing their lives or having a loved one die from prostate or any cancer, without being afforded a chance to fight off the disease.

To this end, Reggie Nwaike decided to establish a cancer-immersion hospital, liaise with cancer research efforts on the globe, initiate programs to educate the public on effective prostate cancer prevention and care, and set up a prostate cancer foundation to raise the funds to bring these worthy dreams to realization. Reggie intimates that his desire for luxury reduced when he noticed the poor development in Africa.

Popular African American nursing care, Reginald Nwaike has announced that he wants to raise about 20million dollars to finance projects in Owerri (Imo State,) Nigeria.

Speaking to the press, the artist said it was not an easy task for him to raise the fund as a new organization. He went further to say that Nigeria is in dire need of basic necessities like portable cancer Hospitals and educates.

Reggie Prostate Cancer Foundation wants to launch a Cancer Hospital project aimed to help save underprivileged African children and young adults some 600 million Africans living with different cancer.

The initiative primarily targets rural communities that are not connected to the cancer Hospital and also seek to find ways to bring costs down to make Hospital bills more affordable.

When the project required more financing for the ongoing construction, Reginald Nwaike wants to launch a mass contact campaign in which he will tour 27 cities in the country with our goal to raise $ 20 million. The campaign for the construction of the hospital, over a million individual donors from ordinary citizens to the rich and famous pitched in − everything from cash to jewelry and valuables to donate.

Engineering developed the master plan for the Hospital in 2018, consultant/attending medical staff, and senior nursing and administrative staff. He remains the Chief Medical Advisor and Member, Board of Governors, RPCF continuing to be involved with program development, quality control, and recruitment of consultant staff, as well as Professor of Medicine.


Mr. Reginald Nwaike

Mr. Reginald Nwaike Chairman & Founder

Mrs. Adanna Onwuk

Mrs. Adanna Onwuka Vice Chairman

Reginald’s Story

happy family

This is my family during my recovery from Prostate Cancer.

Reginald Nwaike/Onwuka had long known he had a higher-than-average risk of getting prostate cancer someday. That’s because his father had prostate cancer, and because he’s African-American. For reasons not entirely understood, black men in the US have higher rates of prostate cancer cases and deaths than non-black men.

Reginald Nwaike/Onwuka discussed these risk factors with his doctor, who recommended regular PSA screening, starting when Reginald was in his early 40s. In 2018, when Reginald was age 47, his PSA test showed a spike. The doctor referred him to a Urologist at LifeBridge Health Center (Sinai Hospital) Baltimore Maryland who performed more tests, including a biopsy. He told Reginald he had prostate cancer, but that it had been caught early, which meant Reginald had more treatment options and time to think about them.

Reggie was shocked, confused, and honestly petrified at the prospect of losing his life, just as his father just did. In fact, even his career nearly came to a hasty end, because of this medical emergency.

Reginald began asking questions and doing research and got a second opinion from another urologist at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. In spite of his initial fright, and with firm faith in God, he decided to have an injection, which is a type of surgery that removes the entire prostate gland plus some of the tissue around it. More rarely, prostate cancer originates in other tissues of the prostate, which is called sarcoma. Reggie was troubled by hot flashes, a common side effect of hormone therapy. Other common side effects of treatment can include incontinence and impotence.

He also successfully underwent other prostate-cancer protocols, namely; Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Immunotherapy, and Hormone therapy at John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, USA. In all, his chemotherapy treatment lasted around 6 months. Reggie has since returned to gainful employment as a nursing professional, with a renewed take on life and profound gratitude to God.

“Many men have hang-ups about communicating with their wives about intimacy during or after treatment,” says Reggie. “We were so used to making love to our wives in a certain way, but afterward we have to love in a different way – with the mind and soul.

A lot of men don’t think they can perform the same way as before prostate cancer. I learned to love my wife in a different way. Our intimacy is now on a deeper level. We hold hands, we take walks, and we watch movies, etc. And while we did these things prior to me having prostate cancer, these special moments are more meaningful than ever.” It’s larger than your prostate cancer.

In June 2018, Reginald registered Reggie Prostate Cancer Foundation and joined the board of directors of a non-profit organization (501c(3)) that raises awareness and educates young and adults men and their families about this cancer, since “prostate cancer affects the whole family, not just the man,” as Reggie says. He stresses the importance of knowing your family history of prostate cancer and having a good relationship with your doctor so that you can discuss the benefits and risks of screening. “You can’t treat this in a vacuum. It involves the entire family. It’s hard to ask someone to visit a doctor or get screened if there’s no hope in their lives. So, I stress hope and the importance of family. You want to live long for your wife and see your kids graduate from college. It’s larger than your prostate, it’s your life.”

“Dream it, believe it, do it, be it.”

“One night, a year later, I couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned. I had guilt come upon me because I had made a promise, and then I didn’t do it. I got up and wrote on a notepad: ‘DIBI DIBI.’” It stood for, ‘Dream it, believe it, do it, be it.’ That’s my life’s mission. I’m out talking to folks. I want to help people be healthy and live out their dreams and live out their family’s dreams.”

Reginald first shared his story at a local prostate cancer awareness event in Baltimore. The more he spoke, the more men wanted to hear what he had to say. He then reached out to the manager of Baltimore’s Hope Lodge facility, which offers free, home-like accommodations for cancer patients and their caregivers whose best treatment options are away from home. He began speaking regularly to a prostate cancer support group that met there.

Reginald calls his speaking activities his life mission. “When I was on the chemotherapy table getting my first treatment, I made a promise to God that my life is going to change. I’m going to go after some dreams I never fulfilled,” he said. Many young innocent lives will be saved at Reggie Cancer Center (Reggie Hospital) Imo State, Nigeria and Research Center. Reggie Foundation made it possible to treat almost 50% of patients for free. This project will need 2 Billion Naira to help those who cannot afford to pay for their own treatment.