Around 17,000 join breast cancer awareness march in Prague

10-06-2012

Some 17,000 men and women participated in a breast cancer awareness march through the Czech capital on Saturday. Among the participants was the well-known actress Aňa Geislerová. According to organizers, the aim of the event was to draw attention to the disease, its risks and means to prevent it. In addition, the march hopes to motivate women to get a breast exam to help reduce the number of cases that are diagnosed too late. Doctors estimate that some 1600 Czech women die of breast cancer each year; some 6000 have their breasts removed due to cancer.

Czech national squad after defeat in opening game

The Czech national squad has been training “behind closed doors” in Wroclaw two days ahead of its second game in the group phase of the EURO 2012 championships, when the team will play Greece. After the devastating loss of 1:4 against Russia in the Czechs’ opening game, the team and national couch Michal Bílek discussed the shortcomings of the Czech performance. On Sunday afternoon, the Czech team ate lunch at Wroclaw town hall, with the mayor of the city, Rafał Dutkiewicz, who had invited the Czech players.