The annual Cancer Research UK Gib Branch THINK PINK DAY will take place on Friday 20th October 2017.
The Charity are encouraging as many people as possible to wear an item of pink clothing on this day to increase awareness of breast cancer and therefore assist in improving early detection and treatments. The charity would like to encourage employers, schools and everyone to support this event by allowing employees and students to wear pink on this day and trust that the public will respond as positively as they always do.
In addition to the Think Pink Day, the charity's annual WALK FOR LIFE will take place on Saturday 21st October 2017.
This is the very popular sponsored walk for all ages and abilities, an event which last year attracted well over 900 participants.
"We are seeking the participation and support from Men, Women, Children and their pets for a 5km walk. This will set off at 11am from Casemates Square, along Main Street, onto Queensway, Europort Avenue, Waterport Road and back to finish at Casemates."
Those wishing to participate need just turn up on the day with a £5 registration fee. Registration will commence at Casemates as from 9am with warm ups by GIBFIT (Janine Pereira) starting at 10.35am
"We are delighted to announce that the The Ministry of Infrastructure & Planning has taken the initiative to introduce ‘Pedalling for a Cure’ which will run in conjunction with our Walk For Life. 30 Redibikes will be available free of charge for the cycling route after paying the Walk For Life registration fee of £5 to take part. Alternatively you may just join in with family and friends on your own bikes too!"
￼￼￼The cycle route will commence at Casemates but will have a different route to that of the walkers. Cyclists will set off at 10.55am, just slightly ahead of the walkers.
The Minister for Infrastructure and Planning said:
‘It gives me great pleasure to join forces with the Gibraltar branch of Cancer Research UK to be able to support the community. I hope that by proactively encouraging, not only an increase awareness of the work that said charity carries out, but also by being able to promote a healthier lifestyle which includes exercise and therefore contributing to a greener environment through sustainable travel, we may be able to start to instil change. I hope that this event will be well supported by the community’.
The collaborative aim between Cancer Research UK Gib Branch and The Ministry of Infrastructure & Planning is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle by also encouraging and promoting cycling within our community. Being physically active and enjoying a healthy lifestyle definitely helps to reduce some types of cancers.