Get ready (and pink) for Big Walk for Cancer

2015-10-08 06:00
andlt;Participants in their pink outfits during last year’s Big Walk for Cancer.

 Photo: 
CHARLES PULLEN

andlt;Participants in their pink outfits during last year’s Big Walk for Cancer. Photo: CHARLES PULLEN

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Igazi Foundation, the only haematological service (non-governmental organisation) in the country, was established by Dr Neil Littleton with the aim to improve haematological services and facilities for sufferers, their families and their supporters.

It is nationally as well as internationally recognised as a champion of haematology issues, in the struggle for better health care services in South Africa.

In support of Igazi Foundation, the 5km Big Walk for Cancer will be held on October 31st. Algoa FM has partnered with the EC Department of Health in hosting the annual Big Walk for Cancer.

Businesses are encouraged to enter as many as possible of their staff to participate in the Big Walk. Working with the private sector and the Department of Health in the province, the Igazi Foundation set up the first two dedicated oncology wards in the Eastern Cape. Patients no longer need to travel outside of the province for treatment for blood cancer and other blood-related diseases.

)The Big Walk for Cancer will be held on Saturday, October 31st at the Boardwalk in Summerstrand. The entry fee for the 5km walk is R50 and forms are availble from Total Sports stores in PE, Brian Bands, Algoa FM and online at www.algoafm.co.za

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