Mini- Marathon to raise awareness on breast cancer
The Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation which is on the forefront to raise awareness on breast cancer in the country will be organizing a mini marathon on Saturday 5th October 2013 that will run from the Cotton Tree right through Siaka Steven Street, Kroo Town Road, Congo Cross, Wilkinson Road and they will end at Family Kingdom. (Photo: CEO Mrs. Cremelda Parkinson Pratt)
The Chief Executive Officer of the Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation Mrs. Cremelda Parkinson Pratt made this disclosure when they paid an official visit to the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, to brief him about the activities.
She revealed that for the past years they have been engaging institutions and women in particular about raising awareness on breast cancer in the country with the little funds they received from their partners, adding that all this while they have not been receiving government support in terms of financial support and appeal to the president for his intervention so that the foundation can achieve its aims and objectives.
Mrs. Pratt explained that the purpose of the mini-marathon is to raise awareness on breast and prostate cancer and the importance of early detection, as part of the celebration marking one year of active service in the country.
She maintained that they will use the marathon event to raise funds for the foundation and to raise more awareness to people in which survivors of the cancer will be around to brief the public about their experience.
Mrs. Pratt said their date for the month of March 2012 to August 2013 a total of 1,511 patients recorded of which 500 are diagnosed, 70 underwent surgery, 60 lumpectomy, while 10 mastectomy and death.
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