DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Yayasan Pita Merah Muda Bali or better known as Bali Pink Ribbon Foundation (BPR) is proud to announce its annual charity Bali Pink Ribbon Fun Walk & Run set for Saturday, 20 October 2018 from 2 to 9PM, at ITDC Area Nusa Dua. The fund raising event supports the foundation’s breast cancer awareness education and screening work targeted to underprivileged women in Bali and surrounding islands. This year’s profits will be used to set up a Rumah Singgah for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment.
Founder of the organisation, Gaye Warren, a breast cancer survivor herself, said that Bali Pink Ribbon Fun Walk and Run, was inspired by the Pink Ribbon Walks found in the UK where she hails from, and thus started a similar event here in sunny Bali.
The route is set out along the beautifully manicured gardens of Nusa Dua and along the beach looping back to the main arena where the festivities begin.
Comprised of a 5km fun walk and run, where everyone is dressed in pink, this is not only a fundraising event but a huge awareness campaign for the organisation. The streets of Nusa Dua will be flooded with pink people, balloons, banners – all for breast cancer awareness. After the walk, pink ribbon will be hung ceremoniously on the memorial line in memory of someone who has died of breast cancer.
Other than the walk itself, there are plenty of things to do, with stalls selling food, drink and shopping set up in the ITDC gardens, a kids corner to keep the young ones entertained, a raffle and auction for fun fundraising and live music until 9 pm. Of course, on the day FREE breast screenings are offered for women supported by doctors from Prima Medika Hospital.
The Bali Pink Ribbon Walk welcomes participants from in and around Indonesia and beyond of all levels of fitness to join on a 5km fun and relaxing walk. This year the event is looking to have 1,500 people join this walk for a cause. Tickets are on sale from IDR 200,000 including t-shirt and finisher medal for runner and IDR 150,000 including t-shirt for the fun walk.
Bali Pink Ribbon has, for the last 10 years, brought a hugely positive change for the women and families of Bali. Through media campaigns, organised screenings and outreach programs they have lifted the awareness of breast cancer on the island, even to Bali’s far-off rural areas.