Walk, Run, Trek.. and Kill Breast Cancer

Published: 20th January 2016 04:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2016 04:12 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Women empowerment begins with her health and breast cancer awareness were the two strong topics that echoed at the press conference of Pinkathon run, which is going to be held on March 6 for the second time.

Eminent people like Dr Sunita Krishnan, social activist and co-founder of Prajwala,  Hardayal Prasad, SBI CGM Hyderabad, Amala Akkineni former actress, RJ Priyanka were the panelists.

Speaking at the conference, Amala Akkineni, actress and animal welfare activist said, “Having come from fitness freak family, I would love to tell the women out their that exercising is liberating. Walk, run, trek but let give yourself some time. While exercising with friends and family is fun, working out with dogs is special,” she laughs.

Sunitha Krishnan strongly voiced that women should start to feel beautiful inside and out and keep in mind about their fitness too.

Dr. Vijayanand Reddy of Apollo Health City, gave a few tips on how to protect oneself about breast cancer, which is curable if detected early. “If a women finds a lump in the breast, she should pay a visit to the doc if it the lump is painless and not ignore.” he adds.

As a precursor to the main day, the team is organising events such as the Cancer Shero Trek. A Shero is a cancer survivor. 30 visually impaired girls would be participating in the different category run. Bajaj Electricals will be planting 1,000 trees to commemorate the Pinkathon going green in Hyderabad. The medical tag given to the participants will provide a free mammogram to all the participants above 45 years of age and a free health check-up for those under 45 years.

Mamta, a visually impaired runner; Shweta  - a cancer survivor, and RJ Priyanka were announced as the mascots for the 3km, 5 km and 10 km category respectively.  They were presented with the first bibs. They will be trained to run in the 3km, 5 km and 10 km categories.

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