The ‘Race for the Cure’ was held in Athens on Sunday to raise awareness for breast cancer. Several central roads were closed to traffic in the morning while the five-kilometre run and two-kilometre walk were underway.
This was the sixth consecutive year that the race was organized by ‘Alma Zois,’ Greece’s nationwide association of women with breast cancer.
Thousands set off under the race banner “We run faster…than its shadow” and either ran or walked the cyclical route extending from the area outside the Zappeion Hall to the U.S. Embassy. The money raised will be used to finance breast cancer research programs, as well as psychotherapeutic support and information campaigns.
‘Race for the Cure’ is considered one of the key global initiatives for raising breast cancer awareness and is organized for the past 31 years in more than 140 cities worldwide by the U.S. organization “Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”
The race began at 11 am on Sunday and ended around 1 pm in the afternoon.