Chennai, 30th Oct 2023: MGM Cancer Institute, a leading healthcare facility dedicated to pioneering advancements in cancer care, is thrilled to announce the resounding success of the “Walk in Pink @ Namma Chennai” Walkathon. This event, held on the 28th of October, 2023, marked a significant milestone in the ongoing battle against breast cancer, garnering enthusiastic participation and community support.
The Walkathon, which started at the MGM Cancer Institute on Nelson Manickam Road and culminated at Thiru Vi Ka Park in Shenoy Nagar, witnessed an overwhelming response with over 300 registrations. The event was inaugurated with great pomp and enthusiasm by the esteemed presence of Dr. M A Raja, Senior Consultant- Medical Oncology, Director- Oncology Services and Chairman the medical Advisory Board.
The primary objective of “Walk in Pink @ Namma Chennai” was to raise awareness about the risk factors associated with breast cancer and to empower women to take charge of their breast health through regular self-examinations and screenings. The event aimed to foster a sense of communal responsibility and dispel misconceptions surrounding breast cancer.
In addition to the walk itself, the participants, representing a diverse cross-section of society, including cancer survivors, students, doctors, healthcare professionals, and dedicated volunteers, enjoyed an array of engaging activities. These activities were designed to uplift and inspire cancer survivors, including a captivating fashion show, invigorating Zumba sessions, and other surprise elements to enhance their physical and mental well-being.
Early detection is a crucial step in saving countless lives, and “Walk in Pink @ Namma Chennai” stands as a vital stride in breast cancer prevention. By breaking the silence and challenging the stigma surrounding cancer, the event aimed to empower women to openly discuss their health and embrace annual mammography screenings.
The success of this event highlights MGM Cancer Institute’s unwavering commitment to advancing cancer research, treatment, and support services. We are elated to witness the remarkable enthusiasm and sense of community that surrounds the Walkathon. This event not only promotes a healthy lifestyle but also serves as a beacon of hope for all those affected by cancer. Together, we can make a difference and bring about positive change in the fight against cancer.
MGM Cancer Institute extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and supporters for making “Walk in Pink @ Namma Chennai” a resounding success. We look forward to continuing our mission to raise breast cancer awareness and provide unwavering support to those affected by this disease.