In support of those people who are fighting cancer, United Sisters Foundation in partnership with Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation is conducting SBI Pinkathon is Hyderabad. The run was held across Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Amdavad in 2014 and is all geared up for its debut stint in Hyderabad this year. The aim is to make people aware of the causes of cancer and the need for early detection. Pinkathon is India’s biggest women’s run and will be held in the city on March 15 from 5:30 am.
Milind Soman, super model and Bollywood actor, also the founder of Pinkathon, that aims to make women realise the need to be physically fit said, “When a woman can work hard to take care of her family, she should not feel guilty to take out some time for herself. She should exercise everyday and running being the kind of exercise which can be done at any time without having to spend any money, they should opt for that.” He appreciated the infrastructure in Hyderabad for being so jogger friendly.
Dr Raghuram, acclaimed breast surgeon from the city pointed out that regular exercise can help keep lifestyle diseases away. Dharini, a breast cancer survivor and mascot for this 3 km run said that counselling and keeping mind occupied all the time helps one conquer the disease easily. “I can perform any kind of activity now without hesitating,” she said.
Blade Runner Kiran Kanojia, who is the mascot for the 5 km category, said in order to create an inspirational picture, one has to put in a lot of hard work. They are called warriors, encouraging people to take the pain of fighting cancer as just another task to get back to normal lifestyle. She has also pledged her support for the marathon.
Jwala Gutta, international badminton player encouraged people to live a healthy lifestyle and build a healthy environment for oneself and also for the coming generation. Vishnu Priya, a visually impaired student from Sai Junior College has been roped in as escort for the visually impaired participants. Milind Soman said that she will be taken to various educational institutions in the city to create awareness about the walk.
RJ Bhargavi from Radio Mirchi, a mascot for the 10 km category, is also geared up for the marathon which will be held at people’s plaza.
The online registrations are open at www.pinkathon.in for the 3km, 5km & 10km multi-category run. The participants will be given a coupon under which they can avail free medical check-up at KIMS hospital. Women above the age of 45 can take a mammogram test for free.