HCG Pinkathon – More than 2500 Women Run for a Cause in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd.(HCG)
Monday, September 16, 2013 04:49 PM IST (11:19 AM GMT)
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HCG Pinkathon – More than 2500 Women Run for a Cause in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Monday, September 16, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — HCG Pinkathon, India’s 1st International Women’s 10K – Run, was held in National Capital, to create awareness on breast cancer, promote health and fitness among women. More than 2500 women from corporates, colleges, nurses, social clubs and Doctors participated in the run under various categories. The event was organised by Maximus events and HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd, The Specialist in Cancer Care and was flagged of by Ms. Gul Panag, Actor. The money raised out of the event would be used to treat economically challenged cancer patients.

In the 10K category, the prize was won by Shubha Bhargava, 5K category, Garima Takyai and 3K Deepika Joshi.

According to Population based cancer registry/ICMR Study, the incidence of breast cancer in Delhi – 32.3 per 1,00,000/New cases diagnosed per year and by 2015 we will have 1,06,214/New cases will be diagnosed every year in India.

Mr. Milind Soman, Marathon Runner and Founder, Pinkathon, said, “I’m happy to see so many women coming to lend their support. Awareness is the key and events such as these go a long way in creating awareness, early diagnosis and helps in the fight against breast cancer.”

Mr. Dinesh Madhavan, Director, HCG, said, “HCG has been at the forefront in the fight against cancer. With increased awareness today most of the cancer cases are diagnosed early. The aim of this event “HCG Pinkathon” is to educate women of the fact that they can make lifestyle changes today that can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.”

Harinder Sraw, Breast Cancer Survivor, said, “Once you know the cause of the disease, you will make necessary lifestyle changes. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it could be detected early because I was aware of the symptoms and met the specialist at the right time.”

About HCG Enterprise:

Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd, (HCG) headquartered in Bangalore, is Asia’s Largest Cancer Care Network, with 27 Cancer Centres, 4 tertiary Care Centres and 4 Fertility Care Centres. HCG has redefined the future of healthcare in India by designing, building and managing centres with a committed vision. The vision of HCG is to make high quality healthcare accessible to all by adopting global innovations.

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Milind Soman, Ultra Marathon Runner, flagging of the event
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Milind Soman, Ultra Marathon Runner, flagging of the event

Satish Manjunath, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd.(HCG), +91 9741237830