THE eighth edition of Zimpapers Cancer Power Walk is here.
The event will get underway concurrently in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Masvingo and Chinhoyi on November 4.
A registration fee of US$10 for walkers/runners and US$20 for cyclists will see participants getting event themed t-shirts and caps.
Registration is currently in progress and regalia being collected at Herald House for Harare participants, Chronicle House for Bulawayo, Manica Post Building for Mutare, Zimpapers offices in Masvingo and Gweru and Platinum FM studios for Chinhoyi participants.
“The campaign focuses on raising funds for Island Hospice’s cancer initiatives, while educating the masses on the cancers that are affecting people in the world,” said Pauline Matanda, the Zimpapers Public Relations and Communications manager.
“We have been running the cancer campaign since the beginning of year and we are now wrapping up with a Power Walk on 4 November.
“We have been moving with the cancer calendar and awareness on different cancer types have been running in our papers, on radio and even our online platforms”.
The walk will start at 6am and end around 10am.
In Harare, participants will gather at Old Hararians Sports Club, in Bulawayo at Chronicle House, in Mutare at the Manicaland Motoring Club, in Masvingo at the Civic Centre, in Gweru at the OK Mart.
“Let us walk, run or cycle for the cause, invite friends and family. Cycling will be in Harare and Gweru.
“I would like to thank our sponsors, who have partnered Zimpapers and Island Hospice, in this initiative – FBC Holdings & Sunny Yifeng (Diamond Sponsors), West Group Security Services, Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe, West Property, Masuka Christian High School, Bak Logistics, Rue’s Paper Flowers, Sir Charles, Hybrid Travel & Tours, Ambulance Care and Evacuation, Oriental Multi-Media, Pathology Laboratories, Hitbay, Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, MIC Radiology, Baines Intercare Medical Centre, Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe, Speed Bikes, Zimswitch, People’s Republic of China, Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council Masvingo.
“We are still calling for more partners to come on board.”