RENOWNED fitness trainer Zororo Nhira of I’m Zoro Trained has thrown his weight behind the Zimpapers annual Cancer Power Walk which will be held on November 7.
This year’s edition will be held virtually owing to the Covid-19 pandemic which limits large public gatherings.
Nhira, who will take participants through a Zumba session, said he feels excited to be involved with the initiative since its inception.
“This is the awareness of encouraging people to get screened. People are dying and it’s a month that we should be aggressive in raising the awareness.
“I have been working with Zimpapers on this initiative since its inception four years ago. We encourage people to join this and be part of the movement.
Zimpapers group public relations and corporate affairs manager Beatrice Tonhodzayi encouraged individuals and the corporate to register.
“We are holding this year’s event virtually because we cannot have public gatherings because of Covid-19. What this means is that people can take part in the event by doing a 5km walk/ run, or 10 km run/walk on the day between 6 am and 6 pm. This can be done by individuals or small groups from any part of the country or any part of the world.
“We used to charge people an entry fee, but this year individuals and corporates are being asked to make donations to the initiative that is meant to raise cancer awareness and also raise funds to assist people living with cancer,” she said.
Tonhodzayi hailed the support they are getting from the corporate.
“We appreciate all the corporates and individuals who have partnered with us and we really appreciate that.
“We encourage everyone to wear pink on the day and walk or run in solidarity with people who are living with cancer, those who have survived cancer and those who succumbed to the disease.
“There is no donation that is too small. We encourage people to take pictures and videos and upload them online and there are going to be prizes to be won on the day,” said Tonhodzayi.
Individuals and corporates who wish to donate in cash or in kind can contact Pauline Matanda on 0715679405/0772977931, email [email protected] or Charity Mugabe on 0712389139/ [email protected] For monetary deposits well-wishers can use FBC bank, account number 3132517010192 or Ecocash merchant 019201.