Over 200 students participated in the Marianas Young Professionals’ first Breast Cancer Aqua Walk last Saturday.
This initiative intended to reach out to the community and center MYPros’ activities on breast cancer awareness, which they hope to do annually.
Participants had the choice to walk two miles in the beautiful ocean or on the beach at the Aquarius beach front in Chalan Kanoa.
“It’s very important to give back to the community,” MYPros vice president Nola Hix said, “This is a fight close to many of our hearts. We have a lot of people in our community who have been affected by breast cancer.”
The Marianas Walking Association held a similar event five years ago, and this year the Marianas Young Professionals decided to revive the Aqua Walk and join forces in support of the “Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate” campaign.
The event was revived this October to include students from the public and private high schools.
Students from Grace Christian Academy, Mount Carmel School, Marianas High School, Saipan Southern High School, and Kagman High School participated in the Aqua Walk.
MHS won first place in their Think Pink! Spirit Contest and received $500 in cash donated by Bridge Capital LLC.
SSHS won second place, while MCS placed third.
Aside from the walk, MYPros and members of the community also decorated poles and waved alongside their adopted portion of Garapan Road near the Bank of Guam intersection last week.
MYPros thanked their Aqua Walk sponsors, the Marianas Walking Association, Foremost, PDI, KKMP, IT&E, Bridge Capital, Commonwealth Cancer Association, Marianas March Against Cancer, American Red Cross, Power 99, Skywalker Communications, Sen. Sixto Igisomar (R-Saipan), Rep. Angel Demapan (R-Saipan), and Glenn Ruben.