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The Minister of Health ran 20 kilometers for breast cancer awareness

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Ο Υπουργς Υγ&epsilon 20 χιλιμετρα για ευαισ θητοποΙηση για καρκΙνο μαστοΙ

The Race for the Cure organized by Europa Donna Cyprus took place on Sunday morning in Nicosia, with races of 20km, 10km, 5km. 3km, as part of breast cancer awareness and information month. The Minister of Health Michalis Hatzipandelas participated in the event and ran 20km, sending the message that when there is faith in goals, they are conquered.

In a ceremony held after the 20km and 10km races, the Minister of Health after mentioning that he knows firsthand what people affected by cancer go through every day, as close relatives of his fought the disease, he said he could not help but participate in the race.

Referring to the 20 kilometers he ran, he wondered what 20 kilometers is compared to the agony a person goes through while waiting for the results of diagnostic tests and whether it can be compared to the fight for life that cancer patients have with the various treatments they undergo.

He further sent the message that when there are goals and they are strengthened with faith, no matter how difficult these goals may seem, they are conquered.

He also said that sport is health and urged people to get out of their homes in the nature of Cyprus "to walk and run to promote our health".

The Executive Director of Europa Donna Cyprus, Marios Charalambidis said that the Race for the Cure, organized by Europa Donna Cyprus, is the biggest sporting event for breast cancer in the whole of Europe.

With this year's event, Cyprus is giving a thunderous « present» with the participation exceeding the expectations of the organizers, she mentioned and noted the undivided support that the organization receives from the Minister of Education in every goal it sets.

The President of the Board of Directors Mary Perdiou announced that last Thursday at a meeting with the insurance companies convened by the Minister of Health, an agreement was reached based on which the insurance companies will accept insurance applications from cancer patients after a few years have passed since their recovery.

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