Pink Parade returns to fight breast cancer

POSTED: 09/28/12 12:27 PM

St. Maarten – For the third year in a row, the Positive Foundation and the Elektra Lyets Foundation will be teaming up to host their annual Pink Parade on October 5.

The Pink Parade is in recognition of those who have lost their lives to breast cancer, those who have survived it and those who are still engaged in the struggle against it.

“It is important that these individuals know that the thoughts and prayers of the island are with them while they strive to beat the disease,” a joint statement said.

The march will start at the Festival Village, turn right onto Walter Nisbeth Road, Longwall Road, Front Street, the Cyrus Wathey Square, down the Boardwalk and end at Taloula Mango’s. Participants will be accompanied by drum and steel bands.

Women are also being urged to make use of the opportunities provided during the month of October for free cancer screenings of breast cancer. Screenings will be done at Dennaoui Medical Centre on October 1 and October 8 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. On October 3 it will be conducted at the Union Road Clinic from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Women’s Health Services (Dr. Friday) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Family Medical Practice in Cay Hill will be the venue for breast examinations from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on October 6 while it will return to the Union Road Clinic on October 10 from 9:00 am to 5:00 am. Pure Health Medical Clinic in Almond Grove will round off the list of healthcare facilities providing free screenings on October 11 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

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