Runcie has been working in the nonprofit sector for over nine years and earned a Diploma in Social work and community development and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/sociology & anthropology all from University of Nigeria. University of Nigeria gave Runcie C.W. Chidebe the award “Best Graduating Student” in the department of psychology 2011/2012 and the award for “Best Graduate” in diploma social work in 2006. Runcie is passionate in reducing the incidence of cancer and phasing-out the late/advanced diagnosis of cancer in Nigeria. He is the founder of Project Pink Blue and Health & Psychological Trust Centre; a cancer nonprofit established in 2013 with focused on creating cancer awareness, providing free cancer screenings and support people battling with cancer in poor, rural and hard-to-reach communities.
He has worked locally to raise funds to run over seven community projects with forty volunteers including the 2015 World Cancer Day walk, race & cycling against cancer in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and Abuja Global Shapers. Over 700 people have benefitted directly from his impact, while millions have been reached indirectly. Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP2015) named Runcie C.W. Chidebe among 1,000 African Entrepreneurs to join TEEP2015. CIVICUS gave Project Pink Blue the prestigious “Nelson Mandela-Graca Machel Innovation Award” in 2014 during the international civil society week in Johannesburg, South Africa. Global Shaper Community Abuja gave the Project Pink Blue the award for “I AM BOLD” in 2014 and emerged “Semi-Finalist” in the Big C Competition by LiveSTRONG Foundation, Austin, U.S.
Previously, Runcie worked with the BBC world service trust (now, media action) as a script supervisor on “Wetin Dey” an HIV/AIDS TV project. He made his first research-based paper presentation during the 2014 Annual Scientific Conference and Research Methodology Workshop, University of Nigeria.