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Sierra Leone Sports: Thinking Pink – Breast Cancer Foundation to organizes half marathon

CEO Cremelda Pratt

CEO Cremelda Pratt

The Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation will be organizing their 4th annual fund-raising and awareness-raising event on Saturday 4th November 2017.
The Chief Executive Officer and founder of the organization, Cremelda Pratt, made this statement during the official launching of the event on Friday 6th October at the Presidential Lounge at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. She stated that her foundation is a non-profit organization with a vision to raise awareness on breast cancer. She revealed that the foundation was launched on the 5th of January 2008 in the form of a health fair of which data collected during the health fair was alarming with 278 participants were screened (men & women).
Forty-seven had some form of breast abnormality including one (1) male with Myeloma and a stage three breast cancer was detected.
She also stated that the foundation was rebranded on March 8th 2012 to continue its awareness activities and push for policy consistency. This day was International Women’s Day where a health fair was held with free breast screening offered and more data collected. The Permanent Secretary, Samuel Coker, who represented the Minister of Sports, Ahmed Khanou, said as a Ministry they are committed to the program and the marathon is very good as exercise is wealth and applied to Sierra Leonean to be doing jogging on their own that is very good for the body.
Aminata Kamara made a statement on behalf of Sierra Leone Rutile said that they are very happy to be part of the event this year to partner with the foundation who has done so well in the awareness of breast cancer.
According to Race Director, Sundufu Sowa, “With the Marathon now in its 4th year they will be having various race categories ranging from 21km, 15, 10, 5 and 2 km distances.
He said the 2km distance is fun for the kids and the 5km is for the aged and the disabled. The other categories are competitive and the first three positions in each categories both male and female will receive prizes.
He also revealed that students will pay Le35,000 as registration. Adults are Le60,000. International people will pay $100 USD and companies will pay Le600,000 for 10 person for registration.
Sowa also stated that we are expecting to attract over 5,000 participants including 3,000 runners.
He stated that the event will be climaxed with a business expo and health fair at the entrance of Family Kingdom along Lumley beach.
Monday October 09, 2017.

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