President Rivlin started the last kilometre run of a race to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 27, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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President of Israel Reuven Rivlin was the starter of the last kilometre of the “Gam Ani Ratza/I’m Running Too” race to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Ready, set… Photo: Haim Zac/GPO

The president set the runners on their way – women who have and are recovering from breast cancer, for a run that marks the end of the “Running Around The World” awareness campaign for breast cancer. The runners set off for a celebratory run from the gates of Beit HaNasi with pink shirts to thank the thousands of Israelis who participated and ran over the last month to raise awareness of early screening for the disease.

To mark the occasion, the president wore a pink face mask and greeted the runners with a pink ribbon on his lapel. The security guards of Beit HaNasi also wore pink masks and the walls of Beit HaNasi’s reception hall were lit with pink lighting.

Photo: Haim Zac/GPO

“Gam Ani Ratza/I’m Running Too” is a national volunteer initiative of women’s running groups made up of those with and recovering from breast cancer.

President Rivlin said: “I’m running, too – running with you in body, heart and thought. Every woman who deals with breast cancer, every woman who gets better, is a whole world. A world of dreams, desires, loves, fears – of life! And anyone who saves a single life, a single woman like this – saves the entire world.”

Please, go and get checked. Even now. Convince your partners to get checked. Your mothers, daughters, friends. Don’t let corona beat cancer. It isn’t just a check-up, not just another doctor’s appointment, it is a life-saver!”

 

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