TOKYO HEALTH WALK 2019
|Event Name||TOKYO HEALTH WALK 2019|
|Organizer||Tokyo Metropolitan Government, NPO BRAVE CIRCLE Committee|
|Date||17 November, 2019|
|Venue||Tokyo / Japan|
|Event Outline||Sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and NPO BRAVE CIRCLE Committee, the TOKYO HEALTH WALK is an opportunity for people to learn about colorectal cancer while enjoying a walk along specified routes in Tokyo. Based on the belief that regular exercise can help prevent colorectal cancer, the event uses walking as an opportunity to communicate the importance of colorectal cancer screening to the residents of Tokyo. Olympus supports this initiative every year.
About 1,800 participants from the general public signed up for this year's event, and gained a greater understanding of the importance of cancer screening through a series of quizzes and discussions. Participants over the age of 40 also received a free colorectal cancer screening (fecal occult blood test) if they so wished.
Over 50 Olympus employees participated in this year's event, either as volunteers or general participants. The volunteers donned special race bibs calling for colorectal cancer screening before joining the general public on the walk.