In order to spread awareness about the fatal disease of cancer more than twelve thousand people, belonging to various age-groups, ran together on the streets of Mumbai.
The event had three different categories of race for children, senior citizens and adults.
The first category for children and adults has comprised a race of four kilometers, second and third category for young adults was of a ten and 21 kilometers.
In a bid to control the disease, the Central Government had launched a National Cancer Control Program in 1975 and had revised its strategies in 1984-85.
Most cancers are curable, but their detection at a later stage makes the treatment tough and costly.