October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to raise awareness, Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) is hosting a fundraising walk on the Peak. The three-and-a-half kilometre Pink Walk for Breast Cancer follows the Peak Circle Walk, taking in some of the city’s most stunning views. Participants need to be aged three years and above (three to 13 year olds must be accompanied by an adult) and are invited to come dressed in pink. There will be awards for Best Dressed and Top Fundraiser. This is HKBCF’s flagship annual fundraising event – the charity works to support breast cancer awareness, providing medical and emotional support for both patients and their families.
Breast cancer is now the most common cancer affecting women in Hong Kong, with around ten diagnoses each day. HKBCF recommends women minimise their risk with moderate exercise (Journal of American Medical Association recommends at least four hours a week); weight control (the recommended BMI is between 18.2 and 25); stress management; limited alcohol consumption; a healthy diet – wholegrain foods and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and kale can lower oestrogen levels and reduce risk; and of course regular breast checks with your GP.
Pink Walk for Breast Cancer takes place on October 21, 8.15am-1pm, Peak Road Garden, enrollments cost $350/individual entrant and must be made by October 7, hkbcf.org