Pink Drive holds Zumba fund-raiser

Pink Drive organisers, from left, Tenielle Karen, Pravesh Valab, Tina Valab with her daughter, Rebecca Valab, and Taswill Beukes.

Zumba dance sessions, in Claremont on Saturday, raised money for the Pink Drive, a non-profit company promoting the early detection and treatment of breast, cervical, prostate and testicular cancer.

Men and women from all over Cape Town wore pink for the Swiggity Swooty Dance in Pink, at a Stadium on Main dance studio.

Only 50 entries were permitted for each of the two dance sessions to maintain adequate physical distancing.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Covid-19 lockdown has prevented the Pink Drive from holding public fund-raisers.

“The lockdown has taken place where almost everything was brought to a standstill, though breast cancer did not stop,” said Tenielle Karen, Pink Drive provincial co-ordinator.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in South Africa, according to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

Taren Pienaar, from Muizenberg, said it was important for her to take part in the event. “In raising breast cancer awareness, we remove the stigma,” she said.

Cheryl Bachus, from Lansdowne, said it was important for everyone to get accurate information about breast cancer.

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Kirsten Esterhuizen from Grassy Park, left, and Storm Rankin from Muizenburg participated in the event.