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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Moonwalking for Breast Cancer

Thursday, November 11, 2010 Posted by vernon go , , , , , ,

This year's Moonwalk 2010 for breast cancer was bigger and definitely better! I was able to join last year's Moonwalk and nothing could have prepared me from the overwhelming number of participants and support. This year, more than 1,500 individuals joined in the 7th annual Moonwalk: A Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness organized by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) last Oct. 23.


Moonwalk was organized in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We had an assembly under a full moon, the participants walked from Cebu Business Park to Asiatown I.T. Park (AITP) where a short program was held. I was with YMA alumi from Season 1-2-3-4 and walked together to show our support for this campaign!

The event registered 1,354 participants and an estimated of at least 300 more participants who came in late during the assembly time and who were already waiting at the venue for the program but failed to properly register.


Participants of Moonwalk came from different walks of life. They include cancer patients, cancer survivors, students, members of cancer support groups, representatives of private companies, representatives of local government units and government agencies, and members of gay rights groups.



During the program, Mary Ann Alcordo-Solomon, a breast cancer survivor and Cebu Coordinator of cancer support network I CAN SERVE Foundation said that all cancer support groups are one in promoting awareness on breast cancer to Cebuano women.

"In this Moonwalk, we are not just walking. We are walking our way to wellness,” Ronald delos Reyes, program coordinator of the Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center (EJACC) of RAFI, said.

It's not easy to have someone in your family go through breast cancer or any form of cancer for that matter...:)

See my post last year.
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