Get the whole family to join in the iThemba Walkathon

Posted on October 7th, 2019

Avon Justine invites women to focus on their breast health during October and join the iThemba Walkathon.

iThemba Walkathon for Breast Cancer Awareness

Did you know that 1 in 29 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime?

This is a frightening statistic, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting breast cancer by making certain healthy lifestyle changes, like 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 among women that some lifestyle factors could prevent breast cancer.

For example, 64% of women were not aware that regular exercise – including walking – could help to lower their risk of developing breast cancer.

ALSO SEE: Shed those extra kilos with this six week walking plan

Show your support with the iThemba Walkathon

What better way to get exercise and show your support for breast cancer awareness than taking part in the iThemba Walkathon!

Even better, make a day of it and get the whole family to join in.

Avon Justine will host the 14th annual iThemba Walkathon for breast cancer awareness on 20 October 2019 at Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

Participate in the iThemba Walkathon by pre-registering on ithembawalkathon.co.za, the iThemba Walkathon Facebook Page or participating Sportsman Warehouse stores.

Entrance is only R175 per adult and R115 per child between 2 and 12 years old. You can choose to walk either 5km or 8km.

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