Tutus and parasols for breast cancer
Mark Burleigh (left) and Johan Joubert turned heads in their pink tutus at the annual Shades of Pink breast cancer walk. More than 600 people turned up to show their support for all cancer sufferers and survivors.
Walkers and runners who took part in the annual Shades of Pink breast cancer walk on Thursday 26 October braved freezing weather to demonstrate that their hearts beat warmly for all cancer sufferers and survivors.
More than 600 people showed up for the fun annual event. Mayor Melvin Naik was there to welcome the crowd. He said that his family had also had a brush with cancer, but emphatically concluded with the words, “Cancer can be beaten.”
Angie Coleman presented a Zumba session to help warm up everyone’s muscles before the mayor cut the ribbon to set off the walk.
It was the third consecutive year that the Cancer Association (Cansa) held the event at Blue Mountain Estate.
Everyone had a lot of fun completing the route along the safe streets with their fabulous mountain views.
Mayor Melvin Naik ready to cut the ribbon. With him are Dominique Otgaar and Minette van Zyl (right), Cansa’s regional manager. With their bandannas to show their support are Mom and Dad, Lie and Andries Venter with Lian (holding Pluto) and Hansen.
Everything’s more fun with friends and family. From left are Catherine Fourie, Chantel de Jager, Cora Fourie, Marié Potgieter and Jemma Potgieter (front).