Stiletto Walk to raise funds for breast cancer awareness

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a time to acknowledge the courageous battles of those who have fought breast cancer, celebrate those who have survived and remember those who lost their battles. It is also a time to be diligent in our self-examinations, schedule our mammogram appointments and remind others to do the same.
October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month spotlights a disease that strikes more than 232,000 women a year, and as such the Cancer Association of Botswana (CAB) in association with Rail Park Mall continues to annually host a key event dubbed ‘Gaborone Annual Stiletto Walk’. Now in its 12th year, the ‘Gaborone Annual Stiletto Walk’ slated for October, 27th 2018 at Rail Park Mall is being hosted under the theme, “Big or Small, Save Them All”, and will see participants from all walks of life braving all odds and walking six kilometres in a pair of heels to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
“Get your prettiest, funkiest shoes and strut your stuff to raise funds and most importantly, show your support to those affected, to address concerns; including lack of awareness and understanding and bridging the gap between medical, psychosocial services for communities in remote areas. The International Breast Cancer Awareness Month creates a platform to enhance breast screening and further highlights the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, notwithstanding support for all affected. Cancer is not an individual problem but a community one,” said Rumbi Mudimu, a volunteer at Cancer Association of Botswana (CAB).
Rail Park Mall Centre Manager, Bonyana Masu said that registration is ongoing at CAB main offices and Rail Park Mall for P150 for individuals, P50 for children and P1, 500 for a corporate team of 5. Furthermore, the organisers encouraged Batswana and citizens to register a team of group of six (6) and stand a chance to win a one day’s trip to Hartbeespoort popularly known as Haarties.