Community leisure and sports for all and Cancer Concern Association (CCA) ‒ Cancer Day fun run |06 February 2023
Huge crowd joins cause to ‘Close the care gap’
A huge crowd answered the call of the sports for all unit within the National Sports Council and the Cancer Concern Association to take part in the traditional fun run to commemorate World Cancer Day celebrated internationally on February 4 every year.
This year’s activity took place on Saturday at the Roche Caïman fitness trail, under the chosen theme ‘Close the Care Gap’ – which is all about understanding and recognising the inequities in cancer care around the globe.
More than 200 participants gathered at the venue to honour cancer survivors, and raise awareness about reducing cancer risks locally.
Saturday’s event which gathered people of all ages, including senior citizens, started with a warm-up session led by fitness instructor Dorothy Isidore, before the participants ran, or walked round the fitness trail, depending on their physical abilities.
It is worth noting that a group of students from schools in the central area also took part in the event, as part of the combined effort to raise awareness on cancer among the youths in schools.
According to the director of the sports for all unit within the National Sports Council (NSC), Francis Remie, they are really pleased with the turnout, especially the difference in ages, and this, he said, shows that people of all ages are aware and conscious of the seriousness of the disease.
Thirty to fifty percent of cancer can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyle, including an increase in physical activities.
Text and photos Roland Duval