Walkers in the pink
Posted at 1:57pm Tuesday 13 Oct, 2020
A chance to have fun dressing up in pink and walking with friends, while raising money for the Breast Cancer Foundation is coming up in November.
Pink Ribbon Walks are once again hitting pavements around the country – the Auckland walk is at the Domain on November 14.
The walks are an annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ that also celebrates breast cancer survivors, remembers those who have been lost and promote breast health awareness.
The walks are accessible to everyone, no matter what age or fitness level. People are encouraged to walk at their own pace, rather than compete.
There are 5km or 10km routes, and those who are aren't keen on walking can still take part by signing up to be a volunteer marshal or cheer squad member.
Breast Cancer NZ chief executive Evangelia Henderson, says Pink Ribbon Walks are a fantastic opportunity for supporters and survivors to come together and be a part of something special.
“The camaraderie between walkers is always remarkable to see,” she says.
The funds raised will go towards research, patient support and education. Walkers register to take part and pay $40 per adult, $25 (age 6-16), under 5 free.