The month of breast cancer

October, the month of breast cancer here in Sint Maarten and we, as staff of the public health department, are of course present. What an amazing day!

Starting with decorating the entrance of the department with pink items, followed by a big parade full of groups participating. Obviously, they are all dressed in pink, making music with drums and they are dancing in the middle of the street. As staff we have the task of giving drinks and apples away to the people in the parade. Due to the weather, everyone is thirsty and they welcome our drinks and apples with both hands. Also the minister of public health is walking in the parade. And last but not least: the minister squeezed my cheek, who can say that?!