Celebrate National Women’s Day with PinkDrive and the Totalsports Women’s Race

Photo Credit:  Deon Haak

The streets of Johannesburg and Cape Town will be teaming with activity on National Women’s Day, Tuesday, 09 August 2016 when thousands of runners and walkers toe the line at the much anticipated Totalsports Women’s Race in support of PinkDrive.

A Non-Profit Company (NPC), PinkDrive is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa. PinkDrive will be present at the Totalsports Women’s Race both in Johannesburg and Cape Town offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.

“The Totalsports Women’s race is the ideal opportunity and platform to celebrate women,” says Febe Meyer, Marketing Manager of PinkDrive.  “With both the Johannesburg and Cape Town events taking place on National Women’s Day, the majority of the participants will be women.  We are granted an amazing opportunity to salute mothers, grannies, aunties and sisters.”

“The Totalsports Women’s Race is more than just an event, it brings people together,” continues Meyer.  “Last year numerous individuals and cancer survivors shared their success stories with us.  It was also amazing to see how eager the entrants were to get tested.  Our nurses tested a total of 314 participants on the day, referring 7 patients for further testing.  We are honoured to be the official beneficiary of the Totalsports Women’s Race in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.  The funds donated to PinkDrive assist us in keeping our current mobile unit fleet on the road.”

“Exercise is just as important as an appropriate and suitable diet.  Movement is one of the essential elements to get the lymph system going, strengthening bones and muscles.  It is a known fact that ‘feel good endorphins’ released through exercise, aid in a positive state of mind which is vital for every cancer Survivor’s individual plan to cope with her diagnosis and possibly the route to recovery.  The Totalsports Women’s Race adds both a fun and social element to exercise, while supporting PinkDrive’s message that ‘early detection saves lives’.  We are proud to be affiliated with this inspirational event and can’t wait to catch up with old friends and make new friends on National Women’s Day.”

Event Information:  2016 Totalsports Women’s Race

With two fun events to choose from, a 5km run/fun walk and a 10km run/fun walk, the Totalsports Women’s Race is ideal for family and friends.

Dates & Venues: Tuesday, 09 August 2016 Johannesburg ~ Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown
  Tuesday, 09 August 2016 Cape Town ~ Grand Parade
Entry Fee: 10km licensed runner R100,00
  5km R60,00
  10km unlicensed runner R120.00 (temporary license included)

Totalsports Women’s Race entrants can support PinkDrive by visiting the pink “Shop4Cancer” at both the Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown, Johannesburg) and the Grand Parade (Cape Town).

Like our Facebook page:  Women’s Race / Totalsports.southafrica / The PinkDrive
Follow us on Twitter:  @womensrace, @TotalsportsSA, @thepinkdrive
Follow us on Instagram:  Totalsports_SA

For more information on PinkDrive visit www.pinkdrive.co.za.  For further information or to enter the Totalsports Women’s Race visit www.totalsportswomensrace.com

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ON BEHALF OF:                                    Totalsports Women’s Race

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