Cancer Walk held in San Ignacio Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

A four-mile cancer walk to bring attention to the issues related to cancer was recently held in San Ignacio Town. Residents from San Ignacio and surrounding areas woke up early to join their colleagues in the battle against cancer. The cancer walk was organized by the San Ignacio Branch of the Belize Cancer Society and began from the Joan Garbutt Softball Stadium in Esperanza Village and ended at the Macal River Park in San Ignacio.

“The message is to the San Ignacio Community, to create awareness on cancer and on the fact that we now have a Society here in San Ignacio,” says Flora Usher, President of the San Ignacio Branch of the Belize Cancer Society.

Support for the Cancer Walk came from the Windy Hills Resort, San Ignacio Hotel, Belize Electric Company Ltd., Santiago Castillo Ltd., Oasis of Blessings Church and Bowen and Bowen Ltd. Guerra's Bus Service was also on standby to generously provide transportation services; picking up and taking back walkers from Benque Viejo del Carmen Town. Support for the Cancer Walk also came from the San Ignacio Police Department whose members also took part in the walk.

The Belize Cancer Society, San Ignacio Branch was formed on March 6, 2013, and during that time has organized several public education events to highlight the multiple impacts of cancer to both individuals and families.

Those wishing to get more information on the San Ignacio Branch of the Belize Cancer Society can visit the local Belize Family Life Association (BFLA) Office located across the Sacred Heart Church, where they can speak to Nurse Dolly Witz. That BFLA office is opened to members of the public on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s of every week.