On Sunday 12th March, the fifth annual Pink Ribbon Walk will take place in Monaco. Supporting breast cancer victims and raising awareness on the methods of early breast cancer detection are at the centre of the association’s work, and the walk will involve hundreds of women, men and children dressed in the signature pink t-shirts.
“Pink Ribbon Monaco aims to raise awareness on methods of early breast cancer detection and prevention through various campaigns and events,” say organisers. “Pink Ribbon Monaco works closely with medical professionals to provide assistance and support when and where it is needed. With the backing and guidance of the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, we will target the areas in need of assistance. Our breast cancer awareness campaigns aim to educate the general public on prevention and early detection, support patients and celebrate life to the fullest while promoting well-being and a healthy lifestyle!”
Participants in the walk can collect their bib, on which can be written messages of support to a person or people whose courage and strength has inspired you, as well as the t-shirt on the two days prior to the race at the Running Expo at the Stade Louis II.
The five kilometer walk passes by numerous landmarks in the principality such as the Palais Princier and the Stade Louis II. It begins at 10am on the esplanade of the Port Hercule in the centre of Monaco. Registration can be completed online at pinkribbon.mc and the team has said they will continue to accept registrations right up until the start of the walk. Children’s registrations are free (under 13) while an adult registration costs 30€. The money raised will towards scientific research at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monaco as well as the Centre Lacassagne in Nice.