The 6th edition of the Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk will be held at 10:00am on Sunday, 12th March, in and around the Port of Monaco.
Mark the date in your diary, and join the hundreds of participants that are expected on the day, showing solidarity and support to victims of breast cancer. Money raised during this event will help continue funding the Pink Ribbon Monaco awareness campaigns.
The walk starts at 10:00am in Port Hercule. The 5 km circuit, passing in front of the Palace, the Cathedral and the Oceanographic museum, will enable people of all ages and athletic levels to participate, and is also a great photo opportunity for visitors and locals alike. Children and dogs welcome, and no medical certificate is required to participate.
Unlike other athletic events, participants will not be given a number to wear on their sport bib, but a blank space where they can write their message of support or homage to a victim of breast cancer. The pink balloons of yesteryear have also been replaced with pink pompoms, which will be on sale at the event.
A raffle will be held this year, proceeds going towards a news scientific study led by members of the CHPG and the Centre Lacasagne in Nice. Registration costs €30, and you may register in a number of ways:
– Online via the Pink Ribbon Monaco website
– At Stade Louis II on Friday 10th, and Saturday 11th, from 12:30pm
– Early on the day of the walk, Sunday 12th March, for the last-minute walkers!
The Pink Ribbon Walk not only represents an awareness campaign and a fundraiser that will help put the new breast cancer screening centre on the map, it also bears a moving testimonial to the courage and strength of our sisters, mothers, wives and friends, all women who are battling, fighting or have lost to the disease. The event becomes a celebration honouring the life and courage of a victim who lost the fight. Many people joining are survivors or in remission.
I am a man: why should I participate?
Because women are not the only victims of breast cancer.
While a woman is fighting for her life, or loses the battle to breast cancer, husbands, brothers, fathers and sons also become victims. For this reason, men often participate in Pink Ribbon Walks and many other similar events throughout the world.
Pink Ribbon Monaco
Created in Spring 2011, Pink Ribbon Monaco aims to raise awareness on screening methods and prevention through various campaigns and events. Pink Ribbon Monaco works closely with medical professionals from the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace and the Ministry of Health and Social Services to educate and create awareness campaigns, encouraging a healthy lifestyle for prevention, early detection through screening in the Principality and neighbouring communities. Early detection, prevention and education saves lives, it’s as simple as that.
6th Annual Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk
All images courtesy Pink Ribbon Monaco