Charlestown, Nevis — Registration for the Pink Lily Cancer Care 5th anniversary walkathon’s scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 will be mounted by the charity’s volunteers on Wednesday, 16th October and on Friday 18th October from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at the Memorial Square.
During the registration, walkathon participants can pick up a T-shirt and a breakfast ticket.
Walkathon participants will commence the walk promptly at Chicken Stone by entrance to Eva Wilkins Art Gallery and end the walk at Pinneys Beach by Sunshine’s Beach Bar where they will be treated to a delicious breakfast.
Registration is ongoing through email or picking a registration form at A1 Technology.
The 5th anniversary walkathon platinum sponsors are Rams and North and Western Insurance. Other sponsors include Cape Air, Four Seasons Resort, Scotia Bank, Delisle Walwyn, Errol Pemberton, Boddie and Channel 8.
“To commemorate this 5 year milestone in Nevis and 4 years in St. Kitts, Pink Lily is inviting sponsors past and new and the community as a whole to join hands and walk with us as we continue the fight to prevent cancer, promote early detection, support those who have been affected by cancer and saves more lives in St. Kitts & Nevis,” Lea Parris Cambridge who is in Nevis to participate in the 5th anniversary walkathon said.
She called on the whole community to join hands with Pink Lily to celebrate 5 years of cancer awareness, support and care services to Nevis as Pink Lily moves forward to the next phase of developing the organisation in order to increase and improve the cancer care services in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis
She said those who participate in the annual walkathon will be acknowledging the seriousness of cancer in St. Kitts & Nevis and the need and value of the services provided by Pink Lily in the community. “We need funds to open a Pink Lily Awareness & Support Centre and employ full time staff in Nevis,” Lea Parris Cambridge said.
“For the last 5 years, Pink Lily has tirelessly raised awareness of cancer, supported and made appeals on behalf of sufferers in their time of need and raised funds and provided screening and counselling services to over 200 women and provided financial assistance for treatments and care. As volunteers we have continued demonstrating our commitment and dedication to providing quality cancer care in St. Kitts & Nevis,” Lea Parris Cambridge noted.
“We need the help and continued support of the community by way of sponsorship, donations, funding and participation to build and develop the organisation in order to enhance our services, educate, support and care for more people and families, “she further said.
“Cancer can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, culture, racial origin, religion or income. Cancer does not discriminate It can affect us at any time without warning,” Tracy Parris noted.