Wynberg Girls join the Pink Drive!

On October 6th, 2012, posted in: Interact, News, Pillars, Service, Students by

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When most Wynberg girls were enjoying their last Saturday morning before Term 4 in bed, some were at Kenilworth Racecourse (at 7.30 am) to help out at the Pick ‘n Pay Pink Drive Women’s Walk. The walk is a fund-raiser for the Pink Drive, which aims to bring awareness about breast cancer and to allow anyone to receive mammograms. This initiative is particularly close to our hearts as we have an inspirational breast cancer survivor on our staff!

Armed in pink and a truly unique Wynberg spirit, our girls set off collecting funds for the drive, while the walkers enjoyed a fun warm-up by the South African Gymnastics Federation. There were women of all shapes and sizes but what distinguished them all was that all were dressed in pink costumes! Although it is meant to be a “women’s walk”,  there were also men dressed in outrageous pink outfits to demonstrate that breast cancer knows no gender differences. The Interactors also offered pink hairspray to all those walkers who were willing –  even a few dogs had some pink hairspray!

It was heart-warming to see many Wynberg families attending the walk and supporting this event. Our Interactors brought their “Wynberg Spirit” and created a fantastic cheer-leading squad to congratulate and cheer on all of those people who had completed the walk! We were invited to help out again next year after having such a wonderful time.

The Pink Women’s Walk was a fun experience for our girls and we hope to see many more Wynberg faces next year. We promise that you’ll be tickled pink.