Angels Walking is a fundraising concept where walking is used to raise money for a specific cause. It is a walk for women and they are encouraged to walk in their wings, bring their babies in prams, with their guide dog or in a wheelchair.
On Sunday, 19th of October 2008, MNET ANGELS WALKING FOR BREAST CANCER will be walking around Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg as this is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Did you know that within 20 years every seventh woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer? Frightening isn’t it? Breast Cancer is on the rise and every year 500 000 women die worldwide from this disease. It is vital to create a stronger awareness and educate women (of all ages) on how to lower the risk with regular check ups and mammograms. Breast Cancer can be detected in the early stages when it is most treatable and chances of survival are high. With some lifestyle changes this could have life saving effects.
Proceeds of the funds raised will go towards the running of the MNET Mobile Mammogram Unit which will be travelling around South Africa offering free mammograms to women in rural areas.
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit has been specially selected as the venue for various reasons: one being the uniqueness of walking around a world class race track, which is something a lot of women may never get the opportunity to do. It’s safe and centrally located. The distance is 4.2kms. The Angels will be walking to music to give them wings!
The organisers have planned a wonderful day that is set to be a whole lot of fun with entertainment and great prizes totalling approx R100 000. The 10 most unique wings for both adults and children will receive prizes. There will be an auction held after the walk for a holiday and a pink Vuka Scuta. There are also two cash prizes for the biggest group of high school girls that walk, once again educating young women on breast cancer awareness. So teachers get your girls together and tell the moms to walk too.
Visit the Dis-Chem Healthy Living Village for foot massages, ozone therapy, body talk, adventure boot camp and much more. All activities in the Healthy Living Village are free! The only stand that has a cost is to buy wings, pink wigs, pink hats and boas for those of you who may not have dressed for the occasion! There will also be ladies that will paint your nails pink on arrival and do body art in the form of pink ribbons on your arms or on the little angel’s faces.
Please bring along any used bra’s to build the longest bra chain in the world. This will go into the Guinness Book of Records. Cyprus holds this record so let’s show them what South Africa can do! The bras will then be donated to ladies in rural areas.
There is no dress code but being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink is our colour.
Monica a young mother aged 29 was diagnosed two months ago with Her2-positive, an aggressive form of breast cancer. She has formed an online support group to shares stories with other women in the same situation. Log onto www.breastbuddies.co.za to share your story.
For more information, contact Joanne on the details alongside.