‘Get your pink on’ this month

2016-11-02 06:03

“GET your pink on” is the theme for this year’s Cancer Awareness Day to take place in Greytown on Saturday 12 November in the Greytown Feeding Project Hall (Voortrekker Street).

Pink is the colour associated internationally with breast cancer – even national rugby teams wear pink outfits to highlight the awareness of breast cancer in men and women

This is the fifth year such an event has been held in Greytown not only to raise awareness of cancer, but also to raise funds to assist in various cancer awareness projects.

Organised by Greytown's Superbody Club the event will be held in Greytown Feeding Project Hall, Voortrekker Street.

Organiser Zeena Ally of Greytown Superbody Club told the Greytown Gazette that everyone who attended were asked to fit in with the theme by wearing something pink.

During the morning a shavathon will be held to raise funds for CANSA - either have your head shaved or "spray painted" in a range of colours, which do wash out.

One of the highlights of the morning will be a talk by the two John Ross Challenge runners, who came through Greytown as part of their challenge for the Pink Drive in August.

The “Expeditionists”, Thommo Hart and Simphiwe Ngcobo, ran into town at the start of the John Ross Challenge - a 1 800km run from Pietermaritzburg to Maputo and back.
Thommo, who ran the entire route barefoot, which will result in a world record for the longest barefoot journey across land, is fund-raising for a lifesaving mobile cancer testing and treatment mini-van for KZN rural areas through Pink Drive.

There will also be talks during the morning from cancer survivors to put the message across about the importance of regular check-ups and emphasise the importance of early detection and a healthy lifestyle.

This year's event will commemorate Michelle Redinger, who died on 6 October, a week after her 42nd birthday, and after an incredibly brave battle against cancer.

Last year the cancer awareness event raised a substantial amount that was donated to CANSA, Childhood Cancer Foundation and Sinomusa Nothando Foundation for cancer sufferers, who needed assistance and to assist with their valuable work.

An appeal is once again made to the Umvoti business community to donate money for a mobile cancer testing unit and treatment mini-van for KZN rural areas and CANSA.

For further information, contact Zeenath Ally on 081 858 6724, Ansuya Maharaj on 071 307 1817 or Theresa Edwards on 033 413 9100.

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