Totalsports women’s race promotes cancer awareness

PinkDrive LOGOThe streets of Durban will come alive on Sunday, 19 July 2015 when thousands of women join forces and “Run Their City” at the action-packed Totalsports Women’s Race in support of PinkDrive, a Non-Profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness and education.

“PinkDrive cannot think of a better way to honour the women of our country,” says Noelene Kotschan, PinkDrive Founder and CEO.  “This event creates a platform for PinkDrive to create awareness and educate the participants regarding breast cancer and the importance of “early detection”.  Our medical staff will be on hand to do clinical breast examinations; a PinkDrive representative will do a mass educational talk, while Janice Benecke, a breast Cancer Survivor, will share her story”.

According to Janice Benecke, PinkDrive gave her back her life.  “In 1994 I was diagnosed with germ cell cancer.  Miraculously, I recovered and received a clean bill of health.   14 years later, I found a lump in my breast which turned out to be breast cancer. After another operation and more chemotherapy, I recovered a second time.  Unfortunately, during this period, my husband was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma; bone marrow cancer.  He passed away after seven months”.

Cancer survivor Janice Benecke with Liz Book of PinkDrive.

Cancer survivor Janice Benecke with Liz Book of PinkDrive.at

“PinkDrive have given me back my life,” continues Benecke.  “I now feel wanted and that my life and trials have been worthwhile.  I love to help and advise the next person so that their journey is a bit easier.  I am really looking forward to the Totalsports Women’s Race.  I absolutely love the race.  The bracelet that we received on the finish line last year was the best gift ever”.

Other free services offered by PinkDrive include:  education on women’s health, mammograms, pap smears and clinical examinations as well as how to do breast self-examinations.  Look out for the pink “Shop4Cancer” at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Durban.  Participants are encouraged to “pimp” themselves Pink”.  For more information on PinkDrive visit www.pinkdrive.co.za

EVENT INFORMATION:

Date: Sunday, 19 July 2015
Start & Finish Venue: Berea Rovers Sports Club (Durban)
Distance & Entry Fee: 5km run/walk – R70.00
  10km run/walk – R93.50 / licensed runner
  10km run/walk – R103.50 / unlicensed runner
Start Time: 08:00

All entrants will receive an exclusive fitted Tee, while finisher’s bracelets will be handed to all runners and walkers as they cross the finish line.

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For further information or to enter the Totalsports Women’s Race visit www.totalsportswomensrace.com