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Community leisure and sports for all and Cancer Concern Association (CCA) |03 February 2023

Cancer day fun run on Saturday

  • ‘Close the care gap’

To commemorate World Cancer Day celebrated internationally on February 4 every year the community leisure and sports for all unit within the National Sports Council in collaboration with the Cancer Concern Association will be hosting a fun run on Saturday at the Roche Caïman fitness trail.

For this year, the chosen theme for the campaign is ‘Close the Care Gap’, which is all about understanding and recognising the inequities in cancer care around the globe.

It is a reminder that everyone is entitled to fair, equitable cancer care that they need.

According to Dorothy Isidore from the community leisure and sports for all unit, the event will gather over 100 students from various schools in the central region, while a bigger invitation is being sent to members of the public towards the noble cause, which she said is also a huge health benefit.

It has been scientifically proven that 30 to 50 percent of cancer can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, including an increase in physical activities.

It will also be the perfect opportunity for everyone to come together to honour cancer survivors, and raise awareness about reducing cancer risks.

Ms Isidore further noted that they have chosen to involve the students as part of the combined effort to raise awareness on cancer among the youth in schools.

Saturday’s event will start at 10am at the National Sports Council (NSC) Hall with a warm-up session, while those taking part in event are free to run, or walk, depending on their physical abilities.


Roland Duval

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