By Cathy Elelman • 25 October 2019 • 15:30
SOLIDARITY: A ‘pink tide’ of participants ready to set off on last year’s fundraising walk.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Mojacar
MOJACAR is marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a fundraising walk.
The march under the AECC Spanish Cancer Association’s slogan ‘Mucho por vivir’ (a lot to live for), is aimed at raising funds for investigation into the disease and raising awareness about the importance of prevention.
Organised by the local branch of the AECC and Garrucha volunteers in collaboration with Mojacar council, Sunday’s will be the ninth edition of the initiative. Walkers will start out at 12 midday from Plaza Nueva in Mojacar Pueblo, where they will be given caps and key rings as a memento of their collaboration with an extremely worthy cause, as well as sandwich and a bottle of water to keep them going on the way. The finishing line will be the Hotel Puntazo on Mojacar Playa.
The organisers ask walkers to come dressed in pink to form a “pink tide”.
Mojacar’s public fountain will also be illuminated in pink as a mark of solidarity with the breast cancer cause.
Mojacar council pointed out more and more people take part in the fundraising walk every year, and that many of the participants are local foreign residents.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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