Europa Donna on Saturday staged its annual Pink Silhouettes event for breast cancer patients without the participation of the public due to the ongoing pandemic.
The march was streamed through the internet.
The event took place in the form of a torchlight procession on Saturday evening with runners and members of the board of Europa Donna Cyprus, who ran “conveying the message of hope, strength and life”.
The torch relay started at Europa Donna House in Engomi and headed to Grivas Dighenis, in front of the building of AstroBank, which was the strategic partner of the event. They then made their way to Eleftheria Square and ended at the old town hall in Nicosia.
“This year we are not walking side by side, said the president of Europa Donna Cyprus, Stella Mastora in a welcoming address.
“Certainly, this year’s event without your physical presence, without the thousands of people who honour us every year with their presence, is very different. But it remains a source of power, hope and life!.”
The European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides, the Mayor of Nicosia Constantinos Yiorkadjis also issued greetings, as did a representative of the health minister.
“Europa Donna Cyprus thanks the public that mentally supported us online, sending once again the resounding but also optimistic message that cancer can be defeated,” an announcement said.