THE Key Club of the Georgetown International Academy will, on Saturday, be hosting a walk to raise awareness of cancer in children.
The walk is expected to start at 06:00 hrs at the National Park, and end at the Parade Ground on Middle Street, Georgetown. The first 300 persons to arrive for the walk will receive T-shirts bearing cancer awareness and the Giving Hope Foundation logos.
The exercise, held under the theme: “Children Walking for Children — help us fight Cancer now,” is geared at raising the awareness of children in Guyana about those children who are affected by different types of cancer, especially those in the hinterland regions. It also seeks to raise money to combat the disease, local club president Gabriel Strand said.
“The more donations (received) the more kids we can help, because the mortality rate has improved…. All the donations will be sent to the Giving Hope Foundation,” he explained.
Donations can be made directly to the club president, who can be reached at email@example.com or +592-653-1500.
According to Strand, the club, a community service-oriented group which tries to build leadership in community groups and schools, is among the oldest and largest high school student organisations in the world. It has been involved in a number of programmes, including the International Coastal Clean (ICC) up programme, the building of a hydroponics shade house, and providing hampers for the needy.
The Key Club president is encouraging the public to join the club in helping to spread throughout Guyana awareness of cancer in children.