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Edgars in cancer awareness drive

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FASHION retailer, Edgars Stores, will this Saturday hold a sponsored walk to raise funds for breast cancer patients.

MILTON SITHOLE
OWN CORRESPONDENT

The walk will be held in conjunction with the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe, Fazak and a group of Rotary Club Volunteers, Rotaracp.

Edgars corporate social responsibility manager for Bulawayo Steven Guwa said the company would also have a golf tournament on the same day.

“The walk will start at 7am and we will be hosting a golf tournament on the same day at the Harry Allen golf course in a bid to raise $20 000 to assist three Bulawayo women affected by the deadly disease,” he said.

Guwa called on other companies to play their part by sponsoring a golf team in the fundraising initiative. Fawcett Security Company will sponsor another team.

There are boxes at Edgars and Jet Stores nationwide, into which well-wishers can throw in money in support of the campaign. Edgars is also running a Pink Friday promotion where any customer walking into their stores wearing pink wins a prize.

Innocent Mukute, the country co-ordinator for Rotaracp, told Southern Eye that the purpose of the walk was to create cancer awareness and raise funds for therapy to help those affected by the deadly disease.

“October is breast cancer awareness month hence the walk could not have come at a more appropriate time,” he said.

“Edgars has been forthcoming and supportive with awareness and promotional material.”

The company is said to have put an undisclosed amount of money towards the initiative. Almost 500 people are expected to participate in the walk from TM Hyper supermarket to Mabukweni Gardens in Hillside.

Sibongile Ndlovu of the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe, who is also a commissioner of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, said it was possible to win against the disease. Mpilo Central Hospital has a cancer centre and some of the proceeds from the walk will be donated to the hospital.

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