Last Updated on Sunday, 25 October 2015, 21:07 by GxMediaCheck your breasts! That was the message Sunday from the Cancer Institute of Guyana moments before receiving a GUY$500,000 donation from Digicel (Guyana) at the conclusion of the annual Cancer Awareness Road Race.
“As you know breast cancer is on the increase. So many of our women are dying today of breast cancer so I urge you today to encourage your wives, your girlfriends, your mothers, your sisters that you can ask them to come down to the Cancer Institute and get screened for breast cancer,” said General Manager of the Institute, Fiona Legall.
The Cancer Institute offers free breast mammogram and breast ultra-sound, partly due to the cycling racers contribution. “You are riding for a cause. You are raising awareness so I want to applaud you today for what you have done,” she said.
Legall also thanked Digicel (Guyana) for the donation.
Chief Executive Officer of Digicel (Guyana), Kevin Kelly promised that the cancer awareness cycling race would continue. “Digicel is committed to continuing doing this cycling event. We’ll continue with it in future years,” he said.
The mobile phone provider’s boss thanked Gillette Evolution and the Cycling Federation for organising the cycle race as well as the cyclists including a team from Barbados’ Team Coco.
The prizes were:
A. The oldest cyclist- Montgomery Parris
B. The youngest rider- Whitney Boyer
C. The veterans:
2nd place – Ralph Williams
1st place – Junior Niles
2nd place- Marcia Dick
1st place- Azeema Nelson
3rd place- Christopher Griffith
2nd place- Raphael Young
1st place- Jamal John
F. Sprint Riders:
1st Jaime Romeirs
2nd Geron Williams
1st Jamal John
G. Open Category:
6th place- Andrew Simon (3:16:49 )
5th place- Marlo Rodman (3:16:48)
4th place- Orville Hinds (3:16:32)
3rd place- Marlon Williams (3:16:23)
2nd place- Jaime Romeirs (3:16:01)
1st place- Raynauth Jeffrey (3:15:32)