Boys and girls in pink in Parthenay

Boys and girls in pink in Parthenay

The girls of Parthenay are organizing this Sunday, October 1, the 11th edition of the Parthenaisienne, a solidarity race against breast cancer as part of Pink October.

Pink will be omnipresent in the streets of Parthenay this October 1st. The Les Filles de Parthenay association is organizing the 11th edition of La Parthenaisienne, an event whose aim is to fight and raise public awareness against breast cancer. This year, mild weather conditions are expected in the Deux-Sèvres department, which will perhaps make it possible to break a participation record. In 2022, nearly 1,500 people took part in the 10th edition.

Raise awareness and initiate

Participants will do a warm-up to music, at Place du Drapeau, before setting off. Two walking loops (5 or 10 km), healthy walking and discovery of the old town are on the program. Adding to this a 4 km loop to be completed by running which can be done once, twice or three times (4, 8 or 12 km) towards the Parc des Loges on a circuit similar to that of last year. “No time, just gather in the pink wave and allow the girls of Parthenay to donate, like every year, the profits of this edition to The League Against Cancer Committee 79”, indicates the association.

Indeed, the primary objective is to raise funds to help research and fight against breast cancer. Last year, a check for 17,500 euros was given by the association thanks to La Parthenaisienne to the League against cancer. But also to raise public awareness about this disease which causes more than 60,000 new cases per year. This is why BigUp Santé, an association created at the initiative of liberal health professionals from the Gâtine region, will be present at the event to promote the importance of breast cancer screening and introduce women to self-examination. .

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