Events are planned in Paimpol (Côtes-d’Armor), Saturday 26 March 2022, as part of the national operation Mars Bleu, aimed at encouraging colorectal cancer screening. Let’s take stock.
Blue Mars, what is it?
“This is a colorectal cancer prevention campaign, launched every year by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health and the National Cancer Institute”, explains the regional health agency. A cancer that “It affects 43,000 new people every year in France and kills 18,000warns the League against cancer. It is the third most common cancer and the second deadliest. “
How can the situation be improved?
Public actors and associations encourage screening. “Detected early enough, colorectal cancers can be cured in 9 out of 10 cases.the League against Cancer insists. All men and women aged 50 to 74 are invited, every two years, with a letter from the health insurance, to carry out an immunological self-test at home. Simple, painless and easy to do at home, it is 100% covered by health insurance. “
Are any actions planned in Paimpol?
Yes. If, due to the health emergency, the local branch of the League Against Cancer has not been able to organize actions in the past two years, it plans to take a walk in the Icelanders’ town this month.
When will it happen?
“It will take place on Saturday 26 March announces Nicole Laurent, manager of the Paimpolais branch. The departure will be given, at 14, at the level of the town hall, quai Loti. ” The organizers expect between 150 and 200 people. On the program: a 5.5 km loop that will cross the city center, take the direction of the hospital, go towards Poulafret before returning along the coast towards the port.
How to register?
This will take place on the same day, from 1.15pm, in the courtyard of Saint-Joseph College (right next to the Town Hall). “The cost of registration is set at 5 euros. Everyone can also make a donation (minimum € 5) in exchange for a t-shirt “continues Nicole Laurent.
Who is attending?
The League Against Cancer is supported by the Rando Ploubaz, Bipedes du Goëlo and Bevañ and Plounez associations. “The hospital, in particular with the Caregiver Training Institute (Ifas), will also be with us during the march”, adds Nicole Laurent.
Are any other activities planned?
The Municipality supports the event this year and the sports department is mobilized for the occasion. “The bodybuilding club will give a Zumba demonstration before the march starts. The dance school will be present at Place de la République; the twirling club will demonstrate in the Goas-Plat car park; the fencing club will be present in the hospital; the basketball club will play Poulafret and the athletics of the Pays de Paimpol will train with the blue jerseys “lists Nicolas Lechat, sports manager of the municipality.