On Sunday 15 May four of us took part in the 17th annual Race for the Cure charity walk in Rome on. The ‘Space Racers’ completed the 5km walk in 1 hour 40 minutes – which wasn’t bad considering the incredible number of people trying to get over the starting line. More than 65,000 people took part in the race, as well as an additional 5000 ‘Ladies in Pink’ breast cancer survivors.
Men, women and children all took part in the race, including the youngest member of our own team, six month old Nina! The charity walk took participants through many of the famous monuments in Rome, starting at Circo Massimo, passing Piazza Venezia, the Fori Imperiali and the Colosseum, before finishing back at Circo Massimo.
Race for the Cure is not just about curing breast cancer, but also about raising awareness and prevention: free check-ups were given to women at the ‘Women’s Health Village’ throughout the three-day event including mammograms, ultrasounds, scans and consultations.