The association announced the specifics of its programmes in a press conference held at its Ghubra headquarters on Wednesday.
Speaking on this year’s events which will be held beneath the theme, ‘I Care’, Dr Wahid bin Ali al Kharousi, president, OCA stated, the 15th walkathon will be held from 4pm-six.30pm on October 30 at the Qurm park.
“There have been much less than 300 attendees in the inaugural 1 but it has grown tremendously, and final year eight,000 individuals attended. We want this year’s occasion to be even larger. This shows cancer survivors and their households that they are not alone. That individuals are taking time off their busy schedules to meet and do a symbolic stroll of 2km.
“This is an important annual landmark event of OCA and has become a much-awaited annual event supporting and addressing all ages of society,” Dr Kharousi stated.
The month of October is devoted to raise awareness nationally and globally for breast cancer and also to bear in mind the victims of breast cancer, their households and to additional assistance and help in the rehabilitation of the cancer survivors.
OCA annually organises a quantity of events throughout this period as component of the Pink Ribbon initiative awareness campaign which culminates with the walkathon which creates awareness on all cancers.
Pink Ribbon initiative
The Pink Ribbon initiative also will be held throughout the month of October at 4 malls: Muscat City Centre, Qurum City Centre, Muscat Grand Mall and the Oman Avenues Mall.
As component of the initiative, the association and its volunteers will conduct awareness outreach programmes at the malls.
Information Source: Muscat Daily