South Shore Girl Guides Raise Awareness about Breast Cancer Prevention

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Riverview District holds its 15th annual breast cancer awareness walk

Rain or shine, Riverview District’s Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers have a standing date on the first Wednesday of May. That’s the day we join with our friends from Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) for our annual walk to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention.

This year, much to our delight, our 15th annual walk took place on a warm and sunny evening. Led by a police escort, a Pathfinder bike patrol and girls from all units with banners and balloons, we made our way through several streets of the South Shore community of Greenfield Park in a colorful, hour-long walk. As always, we were joined by our local borough councillors, a representative of our local MNA, and many parents, friends and other community group members.

Our annual march is a visible example of how our girls are active in supporting their community. As BCAM Executive Director Rosanne Cohen commented: “It is so motivating for us to feel the warmth, caring and support of so many people and to see a fantastic group of committed young women and girls to breast cancer prevention. Without a hesitation I can tell you that the Girl Guides’ walk is hands down our favorite BCAM event and I mean that sincerely.”

Report by Laurene Bennett, 1st Greenfield Park Guides

Photos by Pierre Landry

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