Freetown, Sierra Leone – The Thinking Pink Beast Cancer Foundation is set to host its seventh edition of the Freetown Half Marathon and Cycling Race today, on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
Cremelda Parkinson Pratt, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Thinking Pink Beast Cancer Foundation, has shared the event’s details. She explained that the half marathon race would commence at the Cotton Tree and lead participants from Lumley Police Station to Gigibonta for children, while the cycling race would start in Songo and end at Waterloo station.
This event aligns with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, and Thinking Pink Beast Cancer Foundation is utilizing the marathon and cycling race as part of its awareness campaign.
Cremelda Parkinson Pratt emphasized the importance of this awareness month, which serves as a nationwide initiative. She stated, “This is all about raising awareness about breast cancer in Sierra Leone, a disease that affects women, girls, and even men. For the race, we are selling t-shirts for Le 250,000 to the general public, Le 180,000 for students, and Le 150,000 for kids.”
The CEO revealed that all proceeds from the event would go towards assisting women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The foundation has been actively involved in sensitizing women in markets and areas such as Kroo Bay and Susan Bay, and they plan to use the funds raised to support these individuals.
Cremelda encouraged all Sierra Leoneans to come forward and contribute in any way possible, emphasizing the importance of helping those in need with their treatment.
She also disclosed that for the seventh edition, they are collaborating with the Sierra Leone Cycling Association, Orange Foundation, the Chinese Embassy, the Irish Embassy, and every Sierra Leonean, recognizing that everyone is at risk of developing cancer, making it a collective fight. BT/28/10/2023