CHENNAI: Chennai Turns Pink is organising India Turns Pink (ITP) in association with Rotaract Club and Brand Avatar. Aiming to create awareness on breast cancer, 30,000 young women will be coming together to make a pink ribbon formation and attempt a Guinness World Record. Through this, ITP hopes to see a decline in the female breast cancer mortality rate in Tamil Nadu.
Present at the press meet, radio jockey Ophelia says, “Only if you do something different will people turn their heads and look. We need initiatives like this. Even if three people are inspired to do something, it’s an achievement.” Breast cancer survivor Nithya adds, “It’s only when organisations come together with a pure motive things happen. Chennai turns Pink was a small seed and who knew the seed once sown in Chennai will devour all around!”
Others who are endorsing ITP includes actors Tapsee Panu, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Poornima Bhagyaraj and dancer Lavanya Venugopal. Dr Mini Rao talked about the importance of caregivers. “It’s not just about the patient but also the caregivers . They go through a lot of trauma, agony and stress. Apart from being with the patient, we need to know where the caregivers come from and also understand their needs.”
The ribbon formation by 30,000 women is to take place on July 31 at 5 am. Venue: YMCA, Nandanam.