The St Andrew’s Development Organisation (SADO) together with the Pink Ribbon Society and other stakeholders hosted for another year its St. Andrew “Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on October 27, 2018. The walk saw nearly 300 people participating in the initiative from the Tivoli Junction, onto the Grenville Car Park.
Emphasis was placed on the Need for Persons to get tested during the walk.
President of the Grenada Breast Cancer Society Glenda Seales said, “Anyone of us can come down with Breast Cancer. We’re asking everyone, to check themselves, awareness is the Key.”
She urged persons living with the disease to engage the society, “we have persons living who was diagnosed 26 years ago, we have persons who were diagnosed 2 years ago, we’re inviting anyone out there, who has breast cancer and are afraid, we are here for you and we are here to support you.”
During remarks, Education Minister Emmalin Pierre said, “I believe one of the important target groups, as we do this, are those persons who have not been diagnosed, as women we need to check ourselves. We take so much for granted; let us not leave it to accident. Let us take in front, to check ourselves, check our situations. Lives can be saved”.
All proceeds from this event go to the Pink Ribbon Society of Grenada in their efforts to assist victims of this dreaded disease.
The society encourages all to come on board and be part of the support system as they fight to eradicate “this dreaded disease that continues to take our loved ones from us”.
The survivors released balloons as a symbol of hope for the future.