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Pink Ribbon Festival

A Pink Ribbon Festival to inform people about breast cancer will be held on Sunday, May 11 (Mother’s Day) in Tsukuba. The event runs from 10am to 3pm in the entrance hall of Tsukuba International Congress Center Epochal.

On May 10, there will be a pre-event cycling tour from 11:30 to raise awareness about the event. Reception will take place at Chuo Koen, near the police box (on the northeast side of Tsukuba Station) and the tour will start from 12 noon. Register by May 9 to participate.

A Pink Ribbon Walk will take place on the 11th. The 4km walk will start from 10am and the 10km walk from 9:30am. Both walks will start from the International Congress Center. Anyone can join the walk, and it is also possible to join part way through.

The Balloon Performance, popular every year, will be held from 11am to 12 noon on the 11th around the International Congress Center.

The Pink Ribbon Exhibit, artwork by students in honour of mothers, will run from 10am to 4pm on the 11th.

Women who register early can have a breast cancer examination or meet with a doctor to discuss their concerns about breast cancer.



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