Chennai city is slowly waking up to the hazards of the deadly disease of cancer. Dedicated in bringing awareness among the public is CANSTOP, an NGO working in the aid of cancer patients. Titled ‘One Walk One Hope’, it is the second edition of the mass breast cancer awareness walk in the city. The event is sponsored by India Cements (Chennai Super Kings).
“The point is to reach out to the people. We encourage the community to come forward and lend support to the needy,” said Dr. Vijaya Bharathi Rangarajan, Founder, CANSTOP. To a question whether the star players of CSK will be pooled in for an awareness advertisement, Dr. Vijaya said that the idea of a PSA is in loop.
The rally will be inaugurated by Dr. S.V. Shekhar, MLA at 4 pm at the Lady Wellingdon College grounds and will be joined by Kushboo, Radhika Sarathkumar, Krish Srikanth among others. The walk will begin from Lady Wellingdon College ground and reach the LAbour Statue along the Marina beach and return to the venue. “Last year the turn out was huge and it seemed like a nice afternoon stroll beside the beach. This time also, we are hoping a huge response,” said Dr. Vijaya.
Lending support to the cause are various schools, NGOs and corporates. The event also promises to be fun filled with the games and other competitions that have been planned for the afternoon. All the participants will receive a T shirt designed by eminent artist Thota Tharini, as a token.
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