Walking for a health cause
HUNDREDS JOINED the cause against breast cancer yesterday.
The combined National Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Awareness 2013 started at the Clock Tower in the historic Garrison Savannah with 2 000 walkers, 100 runners and 30 riders.
Participants in the event organized by the Breast Screening Programme of the Barbados Cancer Society in partnership with the Little Pink Gift Foundation, Cancer Support Services, and Bosom Pals included survivors of the disease.
Bikers, walkers and runners made their way through parts of St Michael including Bridgetown just after 3 p.m. and ended back at the start site.
The first female walker in the 5-K was Veta Batson, the first male Harold Oxley and the first male runner for the 10-K Adan Cripwell and the first female runner in the 5-K Sheena Gooding. In the junior category the winners were Kaline Als and Keanna Holder.
The official sponsors included CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank with its 17 businesses across the Caribbean either hosting their own event, or joining one of the national cancer organization.
After participants concluded the road races, activities shifted to The Garrison for the dance exercise routine. (AC)