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Cancer Walk (Belize City)

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014. 10:53 pm CST.

Cancer Walk (Belize City)

Cancer Walk
(Belize City)

Saturday, May 31, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The annual Cancer Walk concluded in Belize City this morning after thousands of Belizeans ran, rode, and marched from Celina’s in Ladyville to the Cancer Society’s Office on Mercy Lane to promote cancer awareness.

Over 2,000 men and women, some cancer survivors, others friends and family of cancer patients or even those who simply wanted to be part, left at 5:00 a.m. and the first finishers entered the City about an hour to an hour and a half later.

Cancer Walk (Belize City)

Cancer Walk
(Belize City)

Many of those we spoke to said they are making efforts to increase their own awareness about diet and lifestyle issues which may be factors in controlling cancer.

The Society raised funds through its sale of t-shirts and advertising to commercial sponsors.

Two persons were recognized for individual contributions, including Belizean-American Monica Tucker, who singlehandedly raised US$10,000 for the Society.

The event closes out Cancer Awareness Month and was held under the theme “Cancer Facts Can Save Lives. Power Up!”

 

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