After the torrential rains of the day before, the nearly 300 registered participants of this year’s Pink Ribbon Walk were greeted at the start line on Sunday by a smiling Prince Albert II under a glorious blue sky.
Held on 11th February, the five-kilometre circuit departed Port Hercule for the Palais Princier de Monaco and the Musée Océanographique on the Rock before heading east to the Terrasses du Casino de Monte-Carlo.
“We are extremely honoured to have the walk opened by HSH Prince Albert, who, yet again offered his support and well wishes to our association and the work we accomplish,” Natasha Frost-Savio, the founder of Pink Ribbon Monaco, told Monaco Life. “The organisation was absolutely impeccable as usual thanks to the teams at Monaco Run Gramaglia, who outdid themselves, especially with the appalling weather they suffered for their first trial event. We would also like to give a special nod to Paula Radcliffe’s first event in Monaco, Families on Track. It was a really wonderful moment that shone bright despite the (previous day’s) weather.”
The fun run, which also welcomes those who prefer a slower walking pace, is one of Pink Ribbon Monaco’s flagship events and has helped raise thousands of euros in donations over its 12-year history.
In 2024, all profits raised from the Pink Ribbon Walk and the charity’s other events will go towards a new scientific study on lobular breast cancer detection that is being spearheaded by Doctor Florent Hugonnet at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace.
To find out more about the charity and how you can donate to this worthy cause, click here.
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All photo credits: Arsi Sebastien Photographe