Kitty Cohen's Tips for the Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer

2016-09-08  |  Events |  Posted by: Geoff Nixon

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At 103 years of age, Kitty Cohen has done a lot of walking in her life – and that includes participation in the Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer.
"It's naturally great for the physique, but you are helping humanity," says Cohen, of the 25-kilometre trek through downtown Toronto that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10. "So many are dying daily due to cancer, so if my helping in any small way – which is asking people to donate – then I want to be in on that walk."
Naturally, she has some tips for those who are going to take part. "They have to go slowly first and they have to make up their minds that this is what they are going to do," says Cohen, who also loves to dance. 
She suggests gearing up by walking in a park, where you can take in some scenery. But you have to eat right, too.
"You can't overeat and then walk. No, no, the tummy doesn't like that," says Cohen, who has also thrown out the first pitch at a Blue Jays game and run the bases at Rogers Centre in recent years. "So, go easy on food before you start walking. You’ll enjoy it better when you come back from your walk."
Cohen says cancer is a disease that affects people all over the world, which is why it is so important to make strides in cancer research.