World’s biggest cancer awareness run – Grace CANCER RUN 2019 to be held on 13th Oct
- Police Commissioner Cyberabad, Sajjanar & Model Shilpa Reddy unveil T-shirts for the run
- The theme of the run is ‘Let us outrun cancer’
- The last date to register is September 20th, 2019
- The run will be held in 4 countries and 8 cities
Hyderabad, 10th September 2018: The second edition of the ‘CANcerRUN‘ with the theme, ‘LET US OVERUN CANCER’, being organised by Grace Cancer Foundation along with Hyderabad Runners, sponsored by Microsoft, will be flagged of on October 13th, 2019 morning at People’s plaza, Necklace Road. The registrations for the Run closes on September 20th, 2019. Dr Hemanth Vudayaraju, Robotic Surgical Oncologist, Marathoner & Race Director and Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli, Founder & CEO, Grace Cancer Foundation; speaking at a press conference on Tuesday said, the Run is part of Government of India’s initiative, Fit India movement, recently launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. V.C. Sajjanar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad and Shilpa Reddy, Fashion Designer & Model, unveiled the Cancer Run T-Shirt, on the occasion.
Grace Cancer Foundation, a charity organisation, working towards providing succour to cancer patients, has initiated CANcerRUN, to raise public awareness against cancer, its prevention and early detection. The cancer survivors participating in the Run can instil confidence and hope amongst those afflicted of cancer, that cancer after all is conquerable.
The Grace CANCER RUN, will be the world’s largest Cancer Run with participants running for the cause from across the globe including in India at Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kakinada, Davanagere, Nasik, Nizamabad, in USA at California, Sydney in Australia and Abu Dhabi. Close to over 25000 enthusiasts are committed to run at all these locations. They are raring to go and spread the word about cancer. September 20th, 2019, is the last date for registering for the run. The Run will be in three categories of 2k fun walk/run, 5k run/walk and 10k timed run.
Speaking on the occasion V.C. Sajjanar said, cancer disease is the cause for the second largest number of deaths in the world. Each of us would know someone with cancer from within our family and friends, so prevalent it has become, I lost my sister to the disease. Sedentary lifestyle without any physical activity, lack of nutritious diet, sleep deprivation are all reasons for cancer and it is high time we create awareness about this dreaded disease. This run being conducted in multiple cities will create enormous awareness about the disease across the world. The Cyberabad and Telangana police will support this cause and will work towards making it a success. We will also associate with the Foundation for cancer screening of police force.
Shilpa Reddy said, there is enough evidence today that a great lifestyle, proper eating habits, a tranquil mind, does lot of good to your health. Being healthy is feeling good from within, being holistic. Apart from eating healthy diet, eat on time, sleep on time, not loading your mind with unnecessary thoughts Maintaining mental and physical energy balance is extremely important, we should aspire for that holistic balance to lead a happy life.
An avid marathoner Dr Hemanth Vudayaraju says, Running is the easiest way to stay fit, something which comes naturally to each one of us, requires least in terms of infrastructure and equipment and hence is the most uncomplicated way to yield sustaining health benefits. In the west every major city marathon has a huge number of charity runners and cancer related charities being the foremost. Late diagnosis is the bane of cancer in India and that’s because of lack of awareness about cancer.
CANcerRUN 2019 is a opportunity to challenge yourself, set new limits and reduce your cancer risk by being physically active. This is a race to save lives, organized by Grace Cancer foundation. Grace has been relentless in its efforts to create awareness about cancer and aims to save lives in the long run. No one should fight cancer alone, this event invites people of all walks of life to join in the fight and run alongside those who are impacted by Cancer, says Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli. Cancer is curable if detected early and they don’t just survive but Conquer the disease. This run is in support of People who fought this disease, he adds.