Globally, September and October is observed as Prostate and Breast Cancer Awareness Month respectively. This year, 2022, the Positive and Elektralyets Foundations have hosted and scheduled several blue and pink events to heighten the awareness of prostate and breast cancer for men and women on St. Maarten. The “Fitness on the Beach” schedule for Sunday October 2, 2022, from 5.30am – 9am on the Boardwalk in Philipsburg. It is a free event and men, and women are invited to participate. This event was initially planned for September 18th but was postponed due to the passing of Tropical Storm Fiona.
Men and women are invited to take part in this event. Participants of the event will be provided with a free T-Shirt sponsored by NAGICO Insurances. The t-shirt will only be distributed on the morning of the event. Prior to the start of the event attendees will be given information related to the importance of prostate and breast health. This will be followed by a circuit of activities geared towards all fitness levels and abilities. All activities will be held on the beach in Philipsburg (close to Castaway beach Bar on the boardwalk) from 5.30AM – 9AM. While breakfast will not be provided, ILTT will provide free refreshments. The Red Cross will be present at the fitness on the beach event to ensure the wellbeing of all participants. It is important to note that parking is not allowed on the Boardwalk.
The foundations have partnered for the second time with Dimar Labega of the Monster Factory to host the “Fitness on the Beach” event. Mr. Labega, is very experienced in these types of events and together with his team, will guide all participants through the activities safely. The event is suited for all fitness levels and abilities.
Dimar Labeba of Monster Factory is excited to be hosting the fitness session this year. Reminding people that physical activity can lower risk for breast cancer by as much as 20%. Regular exercise regulates hormones including estrogen and insulin which can increase breast cancer growth. We can’t wait to see you bright and early for an amazing beach workout.