Bengaluru Stroke Support Group (BSSG) organized a walkathon to create awareness on the symptoms and medical care necessary for those suffering with strokes. Doctors, medical staffs, stroke victims and their family members from the St. Martha's Hospital in Bengaluru participated in the walkathon.
The walkathon took off from the Bengaluru's Freedom Park and Karnataka's former Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde, Cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty and Kannada film actor Raghavendra Rajkumar were among the dignitaries.
The walkathon was a precursor to World Stroke Day being embarked on Oct 29th every year. It also served to enlighten people on the advancements in medical care for stroke patients and also to spread the word regarding the presence of a support group for both patients and their family members.
Apart from St Martha's Hospital, other leading private hospitals like Manipal Hospital, BGS Hospital, M S Ramaiah Hospital, N H Mazumdar Hospital, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital were present at the walkathon.