There are just a few days to go until the 5th Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk with all proceeds going towards breast cancer support and awareness.
Registrations will be accepted right up to the event start so you can either register online, or in person at the Stade Louis II on Saturday from 1pm-7pm (the actual walk is Sunday though).
The entry fee of €30 includes a t-shirt as well as a bib to write a message of support to someone who has inspired you for this walk. Each year the event is attended by walkers showing support for their mother, sister, wife, friend – it is a worthy cause that touches many lives so skip your Sunday brunch and come along!
The walk circuit is 5 kilometres with the start on the esplanade of Port Hercule in central Monaco – look for the tent beside the podium truck. The start line is easy to find and only 10 minutes from the Monaco-Monte Carlo train station and car parking is an easy distance at Place des Armes or the port.
Everyone is welcome and lots of families take part; kids under 13 years are free. Dogs also welcome on leads. Everyone is encouraged to dress in pink – the crazier the better I say!
What your €30 contribution goes towards
Throughout the year, your 30€ contribution helps Pink Ribbon Monaco:
Work and assist the Centre de Dépistage du CHPG (Hopital Princesse Grace Screening Centre) led by Dr Daniel Rouison, part of the Ministry of Health and Social affairs
Organise informative Q&A conferences in Monaco
Organise further awareness campaigns and events
Illuminate various Monegasque landmarks in October, during international breast cancer awareness month.
During the Walk, your 30€ also helps:
Contribute to the Federation Monegasque d’Athlètisme and Monaco Run, our hosts for the event. The FMA donates a great deal of material to us, but we still contribute to insurance and other costs attached to the Walk.
Our fabric bags, as this year we replaced the plastic bags for reusable, ecological fabric
Printing posters and displaying them across Monaco and neighbouring towns.
The umbrella is a gift to participants, as it is our 5th anniversary and we had very bad weather last year and did not want to purchase plastic, one use ponchos.
You can also volunteer to help with the event, or simply give a donation of any amount. Don’t worry if you can’t make this weekend’s event because there are likely to be other fundraisers later in the year – previous events have included ‘Poker nights’ and ‘Paddle for Pink’ stand up paddle boarding at Cap d’Ail.
When: Sunday 13 March 2016 at 10.30am, Port Hercule in Monaco
For online registration or to donate, please go to www.pinkribbon.mc