As Jamaicans in October recognise Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run is returnin this year and, for the first time, will have no age limit on participation as it become an event for the entire family to join in on.
With breast cancer being the leading cancer affecting Jamaican women, accounting for 30 per cent of all diagnoses, the family fun run has set a goal of $5 million.
“All funds raised will be donated to the Jamaica Reach to Recovery, the arm of the Jamaica Cancer Society that provides support services for persons diagnosed with breast cancer.”
The funds will be put towards ICWI’s and the Jamaica Cancer Society’s efforts to ensure that no woman will be turned away from receiving the life-saving tests and treatments they need to survive breast cancer.
Each year, for every 100,000 women in Jamaica, 43 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed, meaning every Jamaican is likely to know someone impacted by the disease.
Registration is now open and there is no age limit for participation. Parents and children can run/walk to support the cause.