Article from The Daily Herald.
PHILIPSBURG–A large number of persons turned out to the Pink Parade on Friday to help raise awareness of breast cancer.The annual parade was organised by Positive and Elektralytes Foundations. Some 600 persons, including 30 businesses and groups, had registered for the parade, which was accompanied by five drum and steel bands.
The parade started at the St. Maarten Festival Village and wound its way through Philipsburg, ending at Boardwalk Boulevard (the Great Bay beach promenade). A number of spectators lined the streets to watch the parade pass and to snap pictures of participants dressed shades of pink.
The primary purpose of the parade was to enhance awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection in women and men. The parade also provided an opportunity for participants to honour or remember persons who had battled breast cancer or cancer in general. During the parade some participants held up pictures of persons who had lost the battle to breast cancer.
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