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MoonWalk for Breast Cancer Awareness Rescheduled

The Moonwalk, organized by RAFI in observance of Breast Awareness Month in October, will assemble an estimated 3,000 people on the lot beside Pag-Ibig Fund Tower in Cebu Business Park at 5 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., the Moonwalk participants  will walk to The Walk in Asiatown I.T. Park, passing by Archbishop Reyes Avenue (attached is the Moonwalk route map). A formation of a human pink ribbon and a brief program will follow.

The Moonwalk was originally scheduled last Oct. 12 but it was postponed due to bad weather.

Moonwalk, a unique advocacy campaign of RAFI held every full moon of October, aims to promote the importance of observing monthly breast self-examination for women aged 20 and beyond.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among Cebuano women, based on the Cebu population-based Cancer Registry of RAFI.

From 1993 to 2007, the Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center (EJACC) of RAFI recorded a total of 3,005 reported breast cancer cases in Metro Cebu. EJACC found a continuous increase of breast cancer
incidence in Metro Cebu over the past 10 years, caused by lifestyle and health-related factors.

We hope  to see you at this collaborative endeavor to promote
awareness and fight breast cancer. Kindly wear pink t-shirt during the Moonwalk.

For inquiries and/or confirmation, please contact Nancy Cudis at 418-7234 local 520 or through
mobile number 0917-395-9423, or email at Nancy.Cudis@rafi.org.ph.

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