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September 2019, Muscat : Under the slogan “Yes we are stronger”, The Oman Cancer Association (OCA) will hold their 16th annual walkathon as announced in a press conference yesterday by Dr. Wahid bin Ali Al Kharusi, president of OCA .
The even is scheduled to take place on October 29 at Qurum Natural Park.
The walkathon will attract all segments of society and people of different age groups. It’s considered to be one of the most successful events of OCA, as it is hosted annually in conjunction with the Pink Ribbon Initiative for Breast Cancer.
Dr. Al Kharusi mentioned that the event aims to raise awareness on all types of cancer, especially breast cancer, and to support those recovering from cancer, as well as to educate people about the disease, its causes, symptoms and ways to avoid it.
He also pointed out that the annual walkathon’s activities received wide participation during the previous years, as the number of participants reached 8,000 people. He is hoping to increase the number of participants this year as well.
“The media has an important role in supporting this annual walkathon, its services and the achievements of the Oman Cancer Society so that it can continue to serve the community side by side to reach the desired goal,” stressed Dr. Al Kharusi.