Women walk in support of cancer awareness

2016-06-08 06:00
SCORES of participants in the Pick n Pay Women’s Walk in support of the Pink Drive at Grey College in Bloemfontein. Photo: Supplied

SCORES of participants in the Pick n Pay Women’s Walk in support of the Pink Drive at Grey College in Bloemfontein. Photo: Supplied

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THIS year’s Pick n Pay Women’s Walk supporting the Pink Drive and raising awareness about breast cancer in Bloemfontein received an overwhelming response. Held at Grey College on Saturday, 21 May, it attracted approximately 1 889 participants, young and old.

The participants “painted” the school pink by wearing colourful T-shirts during the walk, which was one of nine scheduled around South Africa.

The chief objective of the walk in the Free State capital of Bloemfontein was to continue raising awareness around breast cancer and to encourage women to get themselves checked to help support the Pink Drive, an organisation that works tirelessly to provide women around South Africa with breast cancer examinations and education.

On the day of the Free State leg of the Pink Drive, no less than 189 breast checks were done, answering the clarion call by the Pink Drive to encourage women to get tested for breast cancer.

The organisation has a station at every walk, where they offer free breast examinations, as well as the opportunity to talk to a representative about any breast-related matters.

Everyone who enters and finishes one of the nine walks scheduled around South Africa during the course of 2016 automatically qualifies for a draw in the competition to win a brand-new Fiat 500!

One of the five names drawn at the Bloemfontein walk will be entered for the big draw taking place at the Johannesburg walk on 29 October.

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