by VR Sreeraman on  February 24, 2013 at 7:56 PM Indian Health News
 Thousands Take Part in Mumbai Marathon To Spread Awareness About Cancer
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.

"Our rotary has organized this race for cancer awareness. It is very important to spread awareness about this disease in our country as it has gripped our nation to a large extent because we lack sufficient knowledge about cancer," said Bhagwati M Ahuja, an organizer and a doctor.

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.

Source: ANI

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