The Eighth Zimpapers Cancer Power Walk starts at 6am on Saturday in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Masvingo and Chinhoyi to raise funds for Island Hospice and generate community awareness of cancer, its testing, treatment and prevention.
As part of the fundraising, a registration fee of US$10 for walkers or runners and US$20 for cyclists, will see participants getting event themed T-Shirts and caps.
Registration is in progress.
Regalia is 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. Zimpapers public relations and communications manager Mrs Pauline Matanda said the campaign focuses on raising funds for Island Hospice’s cancer initiatives, while educating people on the cancers that are affecting people across the world.
“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 newspapers, radio stations and even our online platforms,” she said.
The walk will start at 6am and runs until around 10am. In Harare, participants will gather at Old Hararians Sports Club, in Bulawayo at Chronicle House, in Mutare at Manicaland Motoring Club, in Masvingo at the Civic Centre, and in Gweru at OK Mart and will follow paid down routes.
Added Mrs Matanda: “Let us walk, run or cycle for the cause; invite friends and family. Cycling will be in Harare and Gweru.”
She thanked all the sponsors who have partnered Zimpapers and Island Hospice in this initiative.
The sponsors 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, Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe, and FLIMAS.
Mrs Matanda said more partners were still welcome.
“We are still calling for more partners to come on board. Surely, 4 November is the date not to miss. Diarise and be part of this great event,” she said.