“I’m running, too – running with you in body, heart and thought. Every woman who deals with breast cancer, every woman who gets better, is a whole world. A world of dreams, desires, loves, fears – of life! And anyone who saves a single life, a single woman like this – saves the entire world.”
“Please, go and get checked. Even now. Convince your partners to get checked. Your mothers, daughters, friends. Don’t let corona beat cancer. It isn’t just a check-up, not just another doctor’s appointment, it is a life-saver!”
President of Israel Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin today, Monday 26 October / 8 Cheshvan, started the last kilometer of the “Gam Ani Ratza/I’m Running Too” race to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The president set the runners on their way – women who have and are recovering from breast cancer, for a run that marks the end of the “Running Around The World” awareness campaign for breast cancer. The runners set of for a celebratory run from the gates of Beit HaNasi with pink shirts to thank the thousands of Israelis who participated and ran over the last month to raise awareness of early screening for the disease.
To mark the occasion, the president wore a pink face mask and greeted the runners with pink ribbon on his lapel. The security guards of Beit HaNasi also wore pink masks and the walls of Beit HaNasi’s reception hall were lit with pink lighting.
“Gam Ani Ratza/I’m Running Too” is a national volunteer initiative of women’s running groups made up of those with and recovering from breast cancer.
Photo credit: Haim Zach (GPO)