We walk for fun, They walk for Life…
( post tagged for Malaysiakini Bersih Hindraf by wattahack? )
Today is a special day because not only was there the Hindraf Orange March downtown reported by Malaysiakini , there was a Pink March going on as well. I was invited to cover the other march against Breast Cancer organised by Pantai Hospital in Bangsar.
It is quite sad that Tan Sri Batuk Mohd Khatib said 1 in 20 women are victims of breast cancer in his opening speech. 1:20 ratio is unacceptable and it is important that women take charge of their own body and take the time to screen themselves every year and learn the basics from the specialists about early detection.
Early detection is important and it means saving your life or a very important body part… now the other amazing news from Tan Sri is MEN! are not spared as well with 1% of all cases going to them! Now big chested men should not be too worried if they also do yearly screening as well.
The event saw the arrival of Nurul as Guest Celebrity and Sponsors from Tokio Marine and GE. All participated in a fun warm-up routine emceed by Red 104.9 FM crew and even had Tan Sri and Nurul doing the hip jive. It was great and soon after Tan Sri lead the pack waving a Pink flag to start The Walk of Life event down Pantai hill.
The orginal route was detoured due to the messy Police and FRU situation downtown. Many participants came back quite fast as some decided to do the sprint rather than walk. Any how all made it back safely even those with baby strollers (child protection act?).
Cool down time saw a dance performance and fire eating (spitting) Indians? Red Indians look alike and a very surprising catwalk show by some very brave Models. Prize giving and lucky draw ends this wonderful event and may all walk for life in the fight against those corrupted Cancer cells be it in our body or our government.