Bollywood actors Gul Panag and Milind Soman were both present at the Pinkathon – a women’s-only marathon for breast cancer awareness – held in New Delhi, India on September 15, 2013. The event was organised by Milind’s event management company, Maximum Enterprises, and HCG (Healthcare Global Enterprises).
Gul Panag and Milind Soman Spread Breast Cancer Awareness
The Pinkathon 10k marathon aims to spread breast cancer awareness by letting women know that lifestyle changes can reduce their risk of developing the disease. Director of HCG Dinesh Madhavan said that Indian women are more susceptible to disease because they tend to put their families first and have little or no time for themselves. So simple disease prevention measures like exercise and stress management cannot be implemented.
Gul Panag 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness
The runners who participate in the marathon believe that if people know why a disease is caused, they will then know what they need to do to avoid it.
The marathon saw encouraging numbers, with over 2500 women from all walks of life joining in the event. More than half of them were first-time runners.
Milind said that he was happy to see the growing numbers of women supporting the cause. He believes that it is events like this which will raise awareness and result in dramatic reduction of breast cancer in the country.
Gul Panag 2013 Spreads Breast Cancer Awareness
This is the second Pinkathon in 2013. The first one was held in Bangalore earlier this year. There will be more marathons organised in other cities in India including Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chandigarh.
Gul Panag runs Spreads Breast Cancer Awareness
Gul Panag Spreads Breast Cancer Awareness
Gul Panag 2013 Spreading Breast Cancer Awareness