Walk to create awareness
THE HANS INDIA |
Oct 26,2017 , 04:23 PM IST
Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals conducted a 5km walk covering about 270 residents across LB Nagar marking ‘World Breast Cancer Day’ on Wednesday.
Dr S Jayanthi, Sr Oncologist flagged off the awareness walkathon in which the hospital staff along with people representing different age groups from all walks of life participated.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sharath Chandran, Chief Operating Officer, Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals said, “For more than 30 years, October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today women’s health is still an emerging concern; the focus of the event was to increase awareness among people about the importance of health issues in women, especially breast cancer, which is growing alarming numbers in India.”
“At Gleneagles Global Hospital, the group is committed to work on the relevant health conditions of every individual. Our team of Andrologists, Urologists & Cardiologists will be taking care of all the patients who come in with utmost care,” he said.
Dr Jayanthi, said, “Breast Cancer awareness month highlights the importance of early detection through regular check-ups. This is the most common cancer among women worldwide. Our desire to make a difference escalates each year.
We want to play a more significant role in our community development by helping all those that have been affected by breast cancer and bringing awareness amongst those women who do so much for their loving families.”
YB Giri Yadav, Head-Business Development at Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals, appreciated the enthusiastic participation of people who turned up. He said, “The campaign was absolutely amazing and lauded the efforts of all the members in reaching out to the local people for generating awareness on the breast cancer in women.”