Cancer is one of the serious challenges society faces. The provincial department of Health has endorsed the Cancer Big Walk in Port Elizabeth. Thousands heed the call and came out and joined the Cancer Big Walk in the Bay on Saturday morning.

The annual 5km walk along the Port Elizabeth beachfront is expected to attract close to 20 000 walkers.

Proceeds raised by the 2017 walk will go to Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (Choc), the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) and the Igazi Foundation.

The Igazi Foundation has been treating Eastern Cape blood cancer patients since 2010, and 2017 will be its fourth year of receiving support from the Big Walk.

Choc, which helps children with cancer, and Cansa, which provides prevention and early detection services in Port Elizabeth and surrounds, are being supported for the second consecutive year.

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