76,000 BAM raised for Race for the Cure in Sarajevo

September 28, 2020 3:30 PM

 

“Race for the Cure” is one of the world’s largest events in the fight against breast cancer and the first such race was organized in 1983, which was attended by 800 participants.

Today, over a million people around the world in 140 cities celebrate life and pay tribute to those who lost the battle with breast cancer. The goal of this race is to point out the need for regular check-ups of women, in order to prevent cancer in time, given the fact that it is a curable disease if detected in time.

This year’s Sarajevo “Race for the Cure” was attended by over 4,000 members and 800 people who decided to sponsor this project. Instead of one big event, this year the event was held on September 25, 26 and 27 in a completely new way, adapted to the situation we are in, because health is more important than anything. In its first digital action, the “Race for the Cure” project managed to raise 76,000 BAM to fight breast cancer, Avaz news portal reports.

The Race for the Cure is the world’s largest walking and running event in the fight against breast cancer. After losing her sister to breast cancer, Nancy G. Brinker founded the American breast cancer organisation Susan G. Komen. In 1983, the first Race for the Cure in Dallas welcomed 800 participants. An unexpected success! Nowadays, 1 million people gather in over 140 cities around the world to celebrate life and honour those who lost their lives due to breast cancer.

Race for the Cure unites people affected by breast cancer, and their family, friends and sympathisers. During the Race for the Cure, survivors celebrate life, while participants show their support to their loved ones. Together they commemorate those who are no longer with us because of the most common type of cancer in women.

One impressive image summarises the Race for the Cure: survivors wearing a pink T-shirt surrounded by their supportive entourage in a white T-shirt.

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