The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) will this year have a mobile unit at the 13th annual iThemba Walkathon due to take place at Marks Park on Sunday, 21 October.
The mobile unit will be operated by qualified nurses and will be able to take participants through a full assessment as well as refer them to the relevant doctors or hospitals where a participant shows any of the symptoms of breast cancer. The assessment will highlight risk factors as well as ways to help minimise them. “Having the CANSA mobile unit onsite this year will add new value to the overall iThemba Walkathon experience in line with Avon’s breast cancer promise to ensure that no South African woman is kept in the dark about the disease,” says Katlego Modipane, Communications Affairs Officer at Avon Justine.
In addition to the mobile unit, CANSA will also have a shavathon on the day where participants can either shave their hair or colour it in support of the organisation.
This is a fun activity which can also be very emotional as a lot of the iThemba Walkathonparticipants have been affected by breast cancer personally or know someone close to them who has.
With over 29 500 participants in 2017, the iThemba Walkathon is the largest breast cancer awareness event in the Avon world which consists of over 50 countries. The 2018 edition promises to be the best yet but will be limited to just 30 000 participants. Registrations are open on ithembawalkathon.co.za with tickets costing just R145 per adult and R100 per child.
Registrations can also be made on printed entry forms obtainable from participating Sportsman Warehouse stores.
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