Breast cancer survivor and former Miss Malawi Blandina Khondowe (nee Mlenga), with support from her friends, will hold a breast cancer awareness walk in Lilongwe on Saturday.
According to Zilanie Nyundo, one of the organisers of the walk, which is being referred to as Think Pink campaign, the walk is aimed at raising awareness about early detection of the disease.
Nyundo said the event will start with a speech by Khondowe and a representative from Central Monitoring and Evaluation Division (Cmed) and then a stiletto walk from Parliament at 9am to Koko Bean Café at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre.
“A Cmed representative will talk on the importance of self-breast examinations and explain how often they should be done. She will also conduct a demonstration on how to do the examination,” said Nyundo.
She said there will be a big jar for open donations and all proceeds will go to Cancer Survivor Quest, a registered charity organisation, which works with the Cancer Association of Malawi in providing care baskets and support for patients in Blantyre.
“We would like to get pink bras from the market so we can use these for part of the décor, hanging them on clothes lines around the grounds at Koko Bean. They can also be sold later in the day,” she added.