Artificial beach to host World Cancer Day awareness event Friday

The Cancer Society of Maldives will be hosting a number of awareness programmes and events in the capital tomorrow (February 1) to mark the occasion of World Cancer Day.

Starting from 4:00PM at the artificial beach area of Male’ with a run/walk around the capital, the non-profit organisation will also be hosting simultaneous entertainment and awareness programmes for participants of varying fitness levels throughout the evening.

The events, which will run between 4:30pm until 6:00pm, include special exercise programmes tailored for children, yoga sessions for the public and question and answer sessions on issues surrounding cancer, according to the Cancer Society of Maldives. The event will also be attended by local performing artist Unoosha, while healthy snacks and drink stalls will also be provided from stalls operating in the area.

The evening will conclude with a three hour music show starting from 9:00pm, organisers have said.