Miami, Sept. 8, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus will once again partner with The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI) to host the 5th Annual Pink Walk on Sunday, Sept. 26, 6 – 11 a.m. at the Science Complex building. The event will be emceed by NBC 6 anchor Constance Jones.
More than 400 participants are expected to attend this charitable event organized by WBHI to raise awareness, provide a platform for disease reduction strategies, and offer resources to help support prevention and early detection among college students, at risk women and other targeted communities.
“We are proud to be a host and co-sponsor of this great event in association with The Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative to spread knowledge and advocacy of Breast Cancer within our College and the community at large,” said Fermin Vazquez, North Campus Interim President.
The event will include vendors representing health, Cox Media Group, and lifestyle products and services, as well as food trucks. Also, in partnership with NOMI Health, attendees will be able to receive COVID-19 testing and vaccinations on site.
Pink is a color emblematic of breast cancer, a disease mostly diagnosed in women ages of 15 to 39. In the U.S. alone, statistics show that one in eight women will be diagnosed with cancer over their lifetime. Early detection and disease deterrent lifestyles are key to saving and changing lives. The mission of the WBHI is to educate the next generation and to provide resources for at-risk women to beat the odds of breast cancer and heart disease.
Pink Walk pre-registration is $25.00, and participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal. The first 100 MDC students or staff who register by Sept. 17 will get a discounted registration of $15 with code MDCSTUDENT2021.
Established in 2005, the Women’s Breast & Heart (WBHI) Initiative is a nonprofit organization based in South Florida with a mission to educate and provide resources to women and college students about the importance of breast and heart health through its disease prevention & early detection initiatives. For more information, please visit https://flbreasthealth.com.
WHAT: 5th Annual Pink Walk
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 26, 6 – 11 a.m.
WHERE: MDC North Campus, Science Complex, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave.
Register for the 5th Annual Pink Walk at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Miami/ThePinkWalk.
For more information, please contact Dr. Pablo R. Sacasa, at 305-237-8094 or Jesenia Patino at 305-237-1123.