Chennai, February 09 2020: Apollo Cancer Centre, Teynampet and Apollo Proton Cancer Centre organised a walkathon on the theme – ‘I AM and I WILL’ in collaboration with Adyar Cancer Institute to create awareness on Cancer. The walkathon witnessed over 550 participants including Cancer Survivors, College Students, Doctors and Paramedics. The Walkathon was flagged off from Adyar Cancer Institute and ended at Apollo Cancer Centre, Teynampet. Certificates and Mementos were distributed to the participants at Apollo Cancer Centre, Teynampet.
Disease trends over the last decade indicate that Non-Communicable Diseases are exponentially increasing in incidence and are the leading cause of Mortality in the country. Under the guidance for visionary leader, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group this walkathon brought together friends and families to walk and create awareness on early detection, celebrate survivors and support those who were diagnosed with Cancer.
I AM, and I WILL, Walkathon aimed at spreading awareness and educating people on how to fight and prevent cancer through early detection and early screening. The walkathon urged to quit smoking, practice healthy eating and insisted the public to priorities issues related to cancer and work towards making it a thing of the past.