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Pink Ribbon Walk 2017: Singapore’s Very First Pink Ribbon Parade in Celebration of 20 Years of Breast Cancer Awareness and Outreach

by On Jun 23, 2017

Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) is a non-profit organisation set up in 1997 with the mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Being an advocacy group, BCF propagates awareness and education through talks, events, exhibitions and publications, and advocates early detection through regular screening.

Pink Ribbon Walk 2017: Singapore's Very First Pink Ribbon Parade in Celebration of 20 Years of Breast Cancer Awareness and Outreach

Pink Ribbon Walk 2017 celebrates 20 years of breast cancer awareness and outreach this year with a first ever Pink Ribbon Parade!

Organised by Breast Cancer Foundation, the Pink Ribbon Walk 2017 will take place at Event Square at Waterfront Promenade, on 7 October 2017, from 4pm to 8pm, with Guest of Honour, Minister of Defense, Dr Ng Eng Hen gracing the occasion to kick-start the event.

Join in the walk against breast cancer. With 1,850 women being diagnosed each year, breast cancer remains as Singapore’s most common cancer among women. Show your support today. [Source: Singapore Cancer Registry].

Pink Ribbon Walk 2017: Singapore's Very First Pink Ribbon Parade in Celebration of 20 Years of Breast Cancer Awareness and Outreach

Pink Ribbon Parade

The event is expected to draw a crowd of 5,000 people. Come take part in the 3.5KM walk or the 5KM run, or simply come soak in the atmosphere at the Pink Ribbon Walk Carnival. Party along with “Pink Hummingbirds”, Pink Stilt-Walkers, and everything pink! Group discounts are available for sign-ups of 10 persons or more.

As the Breast Cancer Foundation celebrates its milestone 20 years of cancer awareness and outreach, the foundation will launch a new campaign #iamonyourteam to show the importance of men for women, in the support and awareness of breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon Walk 2017: Singapore's Very First Pink Ribbon Parade in Celebration of 20 Years of Breast Cancer Awareness and Outreach

This inclusiveness of men is also emphasized through the grey colour in the new Pink Ribbon Walk logo, and also in the event tee shirt, where the men will receive a the shirt in grey, and the women will receive the shirt in pink.

Registration Opens

Online registration for the Pink Ribbon Walk 2017 opens on 22 June 2017. Early bird registration for the Pink Ribbon Walk 2017 is $35 for the 3.5KM Walk Category and $45 for the 5KM Run Category.

Nathaniel is a disciplined casual runner and a lover of bananas. As a columnist for RunSociety, he is always on the lookout for exciting and controversial topics that touch the heart of the running community in Singapore, often adding in his funny observations. He has embarked on a mission to start a world class running group in Asia.

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