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Over 2 000 hit road for cancer

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THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE took over the Bay Street Esplanade on Sunday to support the cause against cancer.

More than 2 000 people could be seen running and walking during the annual Barbados Cancer Society-organised Sagicor Globeathon Awareness Walk And 5k Run.

Participants helped provide funds that will go towards the prevention and early detection of all forms of gynaecological cancer, including uterine (endometrial), cervical, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar.

The event was attended by medical practitioners, including consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Dr Vikash Chatrani, and president of the Barbados Cancer Society, Dr Dorothy Cooke-Johnson.

Cooke-Johnson said the event helped to raised about $85 000 for the Gynaecological Cancer and Diagnostic Unit at the QEH. She urged participants to continue to support the fight against cancer.

Before they set off on a path around Bridgetown, the event was once again officially opened by 99-year-old cancer survivor Rosalie Bailey who cut the ribbon. (TSG)

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