As the world commemorates World Cancer Day yesterday, a group of local philanthropic cyclists, ChainRing, announced the date for their second annual 1 000km cycling ride to raise awareness on terminal disease locally.
According to ChainRing spokesperson, Thabo Okie, the 2017 ride from Maun to Gaborone will be from April 30 to 6 May 2017.
“We are excited to be announcing this year’s dates to reaffirm our dedication and commitment towards assisting the Cancer Association of Botswana and the Ministry of Health and Wellness in their lead of the fight against the ailment,” said Okie
He indicated that in their debut ride in 2016, they raised P10 000 which they have since handed over to the Cancer Association of Botswana, adding that they were adamant that this year they would raise even more to be able to purchase a motor vehicle for the association.
Okie commended all stakeholders involved in raising awareness on Cancer, and appealed to all to ensure they do regular health checks to establish their condition, emphasising that early detection is better than cure.
The 2017 World Cancer Day is being commemorated under the theme “We can. I can.”