This year we had the opportunity to participate in Greece Race for Cure, a race against breast cancer.
As you know, October is worldwide recognized as the month against breast cancer.
Most of the countries provide free information and check ups for women.
It important to be informed, to care about our bodies, especially women, to get tested every year, to love ourselves as we are!
This race is a reminder of all the above!
It is also a celebration for women who have beaten breast cancer!
What is “Race for the Cure®” ?
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.
First organized in 1983, after the promise of Nancy Brinker to her dying sister that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer forever, the Komen Race for the Cure Series has grown from one Race with 800 people in Dallas to a global series of more than 150 Races with over 1 million people participating on four continents.
What is Greece Race for the Cure®?
The Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” in collaboration with the Organization of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® organized the Greece Race for the Cure® on Sunday October 1st at Zappeion.
The routes were two, 5 km running and 2 km walking.
What is the purpose of this event?
1) We fight in order too inform about breast cancer every woman in any corner of Greece
2) We race for the importance of prevention and early diagnosis
3) We fight to demystify breast cancer
4) We race to defeat fear and prejudice
5) We fight to improve the quality of life and women’s rights with breast cancer
6) We race to support women with breast cancer and their families
7) We fight to save lives
8) We race to honor the women who are no longer with us
Who are “Alma Zois” ?
Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” was founded in 1988 by breast cancer survivors, who aspired to offer the necessary emotional support to every breast cancer patient, in order to help her deal with her illness and achieve a better quality of life. Every Association’s member, as well as the Board of Directors, are breast cancer survivors.
The Association’s vision is to enhance breast cancer awareness in Greece, increase early detection, offer psychosocial support and inform breast cancer patients about their labor rights and social benefits.
The motto : life with quality!
The Goal :The fight against breast cancer
find more on https://www.almazois.gr/en/alma-zois-glance/alma-zois-associations-greece/
The best cure is prevention!
Love yourself more & Stay healthy!