It’s that time of the year where the island of Saipan stays up from sunset to sunrise for the Commonwealth Cancer Association’s signature event, the Marianas March Against Cancer.
This year, MMAC will be on May 3 to 4, with location details to follow.
Since 2002, MMAC has become the signature event of the CCA and the funds raised have supported CCA’s mission to advocate for a cancer-free CNMI through early detection, public education, awareness about cancer prevention and screening, and to provide hope and support for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
“Despite the challenges from Super Typhoon Yutu, the steering committee and event stakeholders will continue the fight against cancer in the Marianas to support family members still battling and to honor the memory of those who have passed. We are excited to announce that MMAC will continue in May again this year,” said steering committee co-chair Bobby Cruz.
Team registrations are due on March 22. There are six categories that teams can register as: Åtdao Team (nonprofit/government); Pulan Team (family); Napu Team (school); Puti’on Team (corporation); Tano Team (nonprofit +/or school +/or government); and Tasi Team (corporation + family, nonprofit, or School).
“Many of us have been affected by cancer, directly or indirectly, and MMAC is a great way to show your support. Take action this year and be part of a community united in the belief that it can make a difference in the fight against cancer by participating as a team,” said steering committee co-chair Carline Sablan.
Inquiries for registration can be directed to Recruitment Subcommittee co-chairs Jackie Che or Vinni Orsini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MMAC 2019 is organized by a volunteer steering committee. (PR)