Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. Thousands of women took part in a rally in Delhi on Sunday, September 6, 2015, to create awareness about women's health issues. The 10-kilometer run, called the 'Pinkathon', drew enthusiastic response. It aimed to exhort women to adopt fitter lifestyle and to raise awareness about breast cancer, its causes and prevention.
A participant said, "I am here to run and to spread message to the patients of breast cancer that cancer is no more a disease like before. It's curable and if detected during early stages, one can be cured of cancer if one avails of timely treatment."
The third edition of the 'Pinkathon' was organized by the United Sister's Foundation. Women police personnel also came in large numbers to participate in the event.
Police official Nana Sambandan, who came to cheer his colleagues, said, "In today's Pinkathon, around 100 lady police constables and 100 lady sub-inspectors of Delhi police are taking part because this is an initiative for creating awareness about women's health issues."
The 3-kilometer pink ribbon walk for Breast Cancer is a popular category in the event as the level of participation varies from 10 year old girls to women in their seventies.