A Bulawayo-based recreational fitness club Fitkhosie Fitness Hub is set to hold an event dubbed, ‘Colour Run’ next month as part of its efforts to celebrate the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and educate people on breast cancer.
The event will be held on 14 October under the theme “Living beyond breast cancer #thrive365” at Hartsfield Rugby Grounds in Bulawayo.
Fitkhosie Fitness Hub was established at the beginning of this year, and it offers bootcamps, aerobics, Zumba, fitness training, boxing and weight loss programmes.
Fitkhosie Fitness Hub founder and director Makhosi Mlotshwa popularly known as Khosie said the event was aimed at supporting and bringing awareness on breast cancer.
“We will be having a sponsored five kilometre or 10 kilometre colour walk and the event is not only targeted at people from Bulawayo but Zimbabwe as a whole.
“The colour run is aimed at educating and challenging the community to champion the fight against breast cancer. In Zimbabwe, breast cancer has continued to affect communities with the statistics being one in every eight women being affected or at risk of having breast cancer,” said Mlotshwa.
He said the event was for all age groups and they have a number of activities lined up on the day.
“There are a number of activities lined up for the day that entail free breast cancer screening, colour splash, Zumba, aerobics, business exhibition and there will be stalls to visit throughout the event,” said Mlotshwa.
The event is sponsored by Aqua-manzi, 3D events, Shake n Toss, Samson Bricks among other companies.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is held in October yearly with an aim to promote screening and prevention of the disease.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) breast cancer caused 685 000 deaths globally in 2020.