Breast Cancer Awareness Activities Get Underway

(ZIZ News) — One of the most recognisable monuments in St. Kitts, the clock at the circus, known as the Berkeley Memorial, is now decorated with pink ribbons to remind residents and visitors that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Thursday night’s decoration of the clock marked the first official activity of the Essence of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

That organisation’s Secretary, Maxine Hendrickson used the launch to invite the general public to the organisation’s premier fundraising event; the Essence of Hope/ICWI Annual Pink Walk/Run.

“We’re commencing at the Caribbean Cinemas, 6am sharp that is, and we’re walking through to Frigate Bay, to the third round-a-bout. We will be assembling on the Frigate Bay pasture where we will have light refreshments and entertainment provided by the CFBC. So we will welcome all of you, men and women, children young and old, to the walk on the 17th on October,” she said.

Registration for the walk will be held every Friday at The Circus in Basseterre.

Other notable activities planned for the month include a service at the Zion Moravian Church, island-wide talks in high schools, a live panel discussion on ZIZ Radio and Television and a presentation to the St. Kitts Rotary Club.

The month-long celebration would climax on Saturday October 31st with the Pink Community Clean-Up.

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