ON YOUR MARKS, SET, GO!. . . all is set for Zimpapers Cancer Walk tomorrow

Latwell Nyangu

It’s all systems go for this year’s edition of the Zimpapers Cancer Power Walk which will be held tomorrow across different cities in the country.

In Harare, it will be held at Old Hararians Sports Club.

The same event will also be held in Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Masvingo and Chinhoyi.

Zimpapers hosts the event, in partnership with Island Hospice, as part of its corporate social responsibility programme to raise awareness and contribute to the fight against cancer.

The event is aimed at raising funds for Island Hospice and raising awareness of cancer treatment, screening and prevention.

A registration fee of US$10 for walkers or runners and US$20 for cyclists will be paid.

Zimpapers public relations and communications manager, Pauline Matanda, said everything was going according to script.

“All is set and this is the walk not to miss and we are expecting a big turn out as we raise awareness around cancer issues including screening, prevention and treatment.

“Let us walk, run or cycle for the cause, invite friends and family. 

“Cycling will be in Harare and Gweru.

“We have been moving with a cancer calendar and awareness on different cancer types.”

She added:

“We have been advertising this on different platforms, in our newspapers, radio stations and online platforms.

 “All is going according to plan. 

“People are registering and it’s overwhelming.

“Registration is still in progress and regalia is being collected at Herald House for Harare participants, Chronicle House for Bulawayo, Manica Post Building for Mutare, Zimpapers offices in Masvingo and Gweru.

Sponsors for the event include FBC Holdings and Sunny Yi Feng Tiles, who are the 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, the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and FLIMAS.

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