Breast cancer awareness walk well attended

Hundreds turned up on Sunday for the Pink Ribbon Walk in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was supported for the second year by the Nestle Svelty brand.

To join the walk, persons obtained the ‘Pink Ribbon’ t-shirts after purchasing two boxes of Svelty milk and giving a donation of $1,000. They also got a chance to win a limited edition Kitchen Aid Mixer.

Participants carrying pink balloons, walk along Camp Street in Joshua Singh of Fit-Rex gym during the warm-up exercises
Participants carrying pink balloons, walk along Camp Street in Joshua Singh of Fit-Rex gym during the warm-up exercises

Proceeds were expected to be handed over to the Cancer Institute of Guyana (CIG) to cover expenses for patients who cannot afford to pay for tests and treatment.

The walk kicked off from the Everest Cricket Club Ground, Carifesta Avenue in Georgetown following warm up exercises with Joshua Singh of Fit-Rex Fitness Gym.

Participants walked along Camp Street, into North Road, then on Avenue of the Republic before returning to the Everest Ground for a health fair.

Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr Karen Cummings lauded the efforts of Nestle for its timely intervention with the Pink Ribbon Walk.

She noted that her ministry was ready to undertake more collaborative efforts to improve the lives of citizens.

In brief remarks, Dr Syed Ghazi, Outreach Director at the CIG, expressed gratitude to Nestle and other groups such as the Periwinkle Club that teamed up to bring hope to cancer patients.

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