Stichting Lobi Educates at Pink Ribbon Suriname Launch

Mandy Van Deven, Online Administrator

On International Women's Day more than 10,000 women and men marched through the streets of Paramaribo, Suriname to raise awareness about breast cancer, a leading cause of death for Surinamese women. Taking advantage of the opportunity to distribute information about its cancer prevention and coupons for screening services, Stichting Lobi's medical staff joined the pink-and-white clad crowd as they rallied against the disease.

The Pink Ribbon Walk was a star-studded event, featuring female world boxing champion Lucia Rijker, who appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Million Dollar Baby. At the end of the 5-kilometer march, the crowd lay down in Independence Square to form an enormous human pink ribbon.

Click here to see Stichting Lobi's photos from the event and watch Pink Ribbon Suriname's launch video below.

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