In partnership with the Monegasque Athletics Federation (F.M.A.), the 8th annual Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk, part of the Monaco Run, will be held on Sunday 17 February 2019. The event is aimed at supporting prevention and increasing awareness of breast cancer.
Similar sports events are already held throughout the world. But unlike the other events, participants in the Pink Ribbon Walk will not have a number on their bibs--instead, they will write messages of support for themselves or as a tribute to breast cancer victims. Additionally, the organisation emphasises that it is not a question of completing the course in record time, but of participating in large numbers to bring visibility to their causeOrganisers are expecting hundreds of participants, a massive sign of support to breast cancer victims.
Pink Ribbon Monaco attaches great importance to the efforts initiated by HSH Prince Albert II on the environment, to create a healthier world and to protect the planet. This inspired them to replace the traditional pink balloon with pink accessories. They will be hosting a sale of accessories on Saturday and Sunday (subject to availability).
Why should you participate?
The "Pink Ribbon Walk" represents not only an act of awareness by the number of participants, but also a moving testimony of support for women, sisters, daughters, mothers, and friends. If a person participates on behalf of a deceased person, the race becomes a tribute to the victim's life and courage. A person may also participate in support of a breast cancer patient.
It should be noted that a large number of participants are themselves patients or survivors in remission.
Men are encouraged to participate because women are not the only victims of breast cancer! When a woman struggles to save her life, or loses her battle against the disease, their husband, father, son or brothers are, in turn, victims. As a result, men often participate in marches and many other demonstrations of the Pink Ribbon around the world!
It is also important to note that the number of men with breast cancer is constantly increasing. Pink Ribbon Monaco also intends to warn the public that this scourge is not an exclusively female disease. And increasing awareness is the main goal of this event.
This year features a brand new, gorgeous 5 km circuit passing in front of the Palace, the cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum and then the terraces of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. People of all levels and ages are welcome to participate. It is a family affair and children under 13 years old are free. Those with strollers/prams will be assisted in some places. And don't forget to bring your four-legged friends too!
Pink Ribbon Monaco, founded in spring 2011, aims to help educate and raise awareness about the methods of prevention and screening of breast cancer. Working closely with Princess Grace Hospital and the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Pink Ribbon Monaco hopes to contribute to the awareness and education on cancer screening and prevention in the Principality and its neighbouring communities.
Raffle tickets will be on sale for 5€. A commemorative t-shirt will be offered to you, with the participation of Monaco Marine-Merci La Mer. With the funds raised by the Pink Ribbon Walk, Pink Ribbon Monaco will continue its awareness-raising activities.
How to register:
If you would like to take part in the Pink Ribbon Walk, registration costs 30€ and can be done through their website: www.pinkribbon.mc.
You can also register in person on 16 February from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the esplanade of Port Hercule and on 17 February, at the Pink Ribbon stand before the start of the walk.
For more information, please visit: www.pinkribbon.mc