The 8th Annual Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk will be held on Sunday 17th February at 10:15 am, on the Port of Monaco.
In keeping with previous years, hundreds of participants are expected, showing solidarity with and support for victims of breast cancer. Money raised during this event will help continue funding the Pink Ribbon Monaco awareness campaigns.
The walk will start at 10:15 am on the port of Monaco. The brand new 5 km circuit, passing in front of the Palace, the Cathedral, the Oceanographic museum and for the first time ever, past the Monte-Carlo Casino square, will enable people of all ages and athletic levels to participate, and will be a great photo opportunity for visitors and locals alike. Children and dogs are also most welcome, and a medical certificate is not required to participate.
On 17th February, in partnership with the Féderation Monégasque d’Athlétisme (FMA), the Principality of Monaco will perpetuate a philanthropic tradition already adopted throughout the world. Unlike other athletic events, participants will not be given a number to wear on their sport bib, but a blank area where they can write their message of support or homage to a victim of breast cancer. The object is not to make a good “time” but to participate in the highest numbers.
Pink Ribbon Monaco holds in the highest regard the efforts initiated by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II in matters of the Environment, creating a healthier world for our children and protecting the flora and fauna. The organisers felt that they should remove the traditional pink balloon from the event, and replace them with pink pompoms and pink rabbit ears instead. A commemorative t-shirt will also be given to all participants, in partnership with Monaco-Marine merci la mer.
A raffle will also be held this year.
Registration costs 30€ and you may register by any of the following methods –
• At the Running Expo which will be held this year on SATURDAY 10 am to 6pm on the Port Hercule
• Early on the morning of Sunday 17th February … 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.
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