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Run PinkRun.HK & promote breast cancer awareness

PinkRun.HK (formerly known as Pink Heels Race) is an annual charitable event organized by Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry (named as ‘The Registry’ in the below) It aims to promote knowledge and risk awareness of hereditary breast, ovarian and prostate cancers caused by BRCA gene mutation, and also to raise fund for supporting the underserved high-risk families by undergoing BRCA testing and genetic counseling services in the community.

Pink 5K Run has been held for the third year already, the route of Pink 5K Run is with narrow steps, uphills and downhills path, and even stairs; symbolizes the path face by the cancer patients and their families is also full of difficulties and challenges. However, such tough and painful route could be overcome with the support of the community.

Pink Family 1K Run is a newly-added race event in 2018, through this fun-filled parent-kid running activity, aiming to enhance knowledge and arouse the awareness of hereditary breast, ovarian and prostate cancers caused by BRCA gene mutation in families; also to inject some positive energy to the patients and their family members.

Pink Heels Race is one of the iconic races of The Registry. Apart from those typical OL always in high heels joining this race, there were even muscular men showing their elegant side, and also the happy & sweet family team. All of them enjoyed the race a lot and had lots of fun!

Date: 11 November 2018

Pink Family 1K Run 10:00am – 10:30am
Pink 5K Run 10:30am – 11:30am
Pink Heels Race 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Charity Booths 11:30am – 4:00pm

Place: Stanley Main Street
For more information on race requirements, routes, enrollment fees etc. please follow this link.

For enquiries please email enquiry@pinkrun.hk or call (852) 3155 6500 (Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00)

About Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry: Established in 2007, Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry is the only and first-ever charitable organization dedicated to help the high-risk families who have hereditary risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer due to BRCA gene mutations. They also aim to advance and standardize clinical care by formulating preventative measures through data collection, research, public education, counseling and supportive care services in reducing the incidence of hereditary cancers in Chinese population. The Registry now has the largest database and biobank of hereditary breast cancers specimens in Chinese which would facilitate better understanding research of the disease locally and worldwide. The Registry has raised funds for financing the underserved high-risk families in the community to undergo genetic testing and counseling and has benefited over 2,000 families up to now.

PINK WALK Against Breast Cancer 2011

According to the Susan G Koman for the Cure website, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Nearly 1.4 million new cases of breast cancer occurred among women worldwide in 2008 (most recent data available).

Seven years ago the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation launched the Pink Walk Against Breast Cancer. With two walk options a 1-1.5 hour 3.5km walk around the Peak suitable for all the family and a longer 2-2.5 hour 7km walk along part of the popular Hong Kong Trail with scenic views of Central, Sheung Wan and Pokfulam for the more energetic, different categories from individual to small team and different awards to challenge including the Best Dressed Pink Award, there is something for everyone. Funds raised will support their work in breast health education, patient support services, local breast cancer research and advocacy. Whether you are doing it on your own or as a group, join now, get out into the fresh air, get some exercise and have some fun for a good cause.

Date: Sunday, 9 October

Assembly Time: 9am

Location: Peak Garden, The Peak

Enrollment Deadline: 30 September

To enroll and for further details, please visit the Pink Walk Against Breast Cancer website.

About Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation
The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation was set up on 8 March 2005, as a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to eliminating the threat of breast cancer to the local community through education, support and research & advocacy.