Did you know that 1 in 26 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime?
This is a frightening statistic, but there are steps that you can take to lessen your chance of getting breast cancer by making certain healthy lifestyle changes. One of the changes you can start with is exercising.
Lifestyle factors can lower your risk of breast cancer
A 2018 global study of 19 000 respondents from various countries showed that there is low awareness that some lifestyle factors could prevent breast cancer.
For example, 64% of women weren’t aware that regular exercise – including walking – could help lower the risk of developing breast cancer.
Show your support with the iThemba Walkathon
What better way to exercise and show your support for breast cancer awareness than by taking part in the iThemba Walkathon!
Avon Justine will host the 14th annual iThemba Walkathon for breast cancer awareness on 20 October 2019 at Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia.
Entrance is R175 per adult and R115 per child between 2 and 12 years old. You can choose whether you want to walk 5km or 8km.