31-hour walkathon held to spread awareness about breast cancer
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A 31-hour walkathon was inaugurated in the Sector 17 Plaza by UT Adviser K K Sharma on Saturday. It is the first of its kind to have been organised by the Rani Breast Cancer Trust to generate awareness about breast cancer in the region.
Bittu Sandhu, Managing Trustee of RBCT said the walkathon is being held on a static treadmill at the Sector 17 City Plaza and will culminate on October 28. The aim is to create awareness about breast cancer and motivate women to take a mammography test as a precaution so that they can safeguard their lives against the disease.
Among those who were present during the inaugural ceremony and later took part in the walk were Director General of Police PK Srivastava along with his wife, retired IAS officer Damanbir Singh Jaspal, Director General, GMCH, Dr Raj Bahadur and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Cairn India, New Delhi, Ritu Jhingon.
Sneha Bose, a spokesperson for RBCT said that the key attraction of Walkathon 2012 on the first day was a round of Antakshri by doctors. The aim of this activity was to bring all the stake-holders of society in the fight against breast cancer on one platform so that there is a free exchange of ideas.
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