Thursday, April 18, 2024

SPTC hosts Breast Cancer and Diabetes Awareness Walk/Run on the island


The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) hosted its annual Breast Cancer and Diabetes Awareness Walk/Run on Saturday, November 3rd. Dozens of runners and walkers convened by the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge at 5:30AM, supporting the initiative that helps to spread awareness about the life-threatening disease.
Each participant contributed via a registration fee, proceeds of all went to the San Pedro Cancer Society (SPCS). This non-profit organization assists residents on the island battling cancer. The fee provided the participants with a ‘Pink Package’ that included a breast cancer awareness shirt and cap. The distance ran/walked covered five and ten kilometers.
Each year Mayor Daniel Guerrero attends the event and shared a few words of encouragement. He emphasized the importance of the event which seeks to let others know how many people need help and are battling the disease on the island. “We are running to create awareness and raise funds, for all those out there suffering, our friends, and family members that are still dealing with breast cancer and diabetes,” said Guerrero. Then the run/walk began as everyone headed to Belizean Shores and back to the bridge.
The SPCS thanks the continuous support they receive from the community. The active organization is always looking at how they can better assist and create awareness on Ambergris Caye. They advise getting regular check-ups, as early detection plays an important role in prevention.
The SPCS takes this opportunity to thank the SPTC for organizing the event, as well as all the participants who joined the cause.
On Sunday, November 18th, they are organizing a fundraising food sale for island resident and treasurer of the organization Lucy Muñoz, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The event will take place at El Fogon Restaurant from 11AM to 5PM. Food tickets can be purchased by contacting President Gonzalo Muñoz at 671-7277, Roceli Muñoz 623-6756, Kristina Romero 672-0029, Lucy Muñoz 621-6144, Alyssa Muñoz 627-8340, and Natalie Arceo at 670-7030.

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