Awareness on wheels
Cycling rally for cancer awareness kids by “Mantan- A Fitness Lounge at The Gallery on MG.”
New Delhi, Saturday, 28th November, 2015: Cycling rally was organised by Mantan, a fitness lounge to promote its initiative towards Cancer Awareness among Kids. The associate sponsors were Volvo & Medanta and event was supported by IAAPI & Walk in India.
Around 50 cyclists from Cyclofit Group participated in the rally that was flagged off at The Gallery on MG Mall, extended over a 10 km stretch, and returned back at the venue.
Kids in T-shirts pedalled off to spread a message” I am stronger than you think”
Volvo cars followed the cycles of the student volunteers, closely guiding them through traffic.
Fund raised from the event was Rs. 50,000 in cash and various products under “Walk in India” banner brands like Shimy Shimy, Flinx and Swati Modo sold and raised 1 lakh towards the cause.
In India, 50,000 children are diagnosed with cancer annually. However, a little known fact is that 70% to 95% childhood cancers are curable if detected early.
While addressing the Press Conference, Mr. Gagan Deep Khajotia GM at Mantan- a fitness lounge said, “We initiated this with an aim to spread awareness about Cancer and also to motivate people to have a healthy lifestyle. Also, once should visit the doctor and get proper body check-up once in year for a healthy living“
Ms. Alka from IAAPI said “There is an alarming surge of people afflicted with cancer in our country and as a nation; I believe we are lagging far behind in facilitating physical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families.”
Swati Modo, Co-Founder Walk in India said, “Walk in India stands for equality and when it comes to cancer kids we have always encounter inequality in terms of gender. We stand here to educate the importance of a girl child and importance of treatment of girl child.
Dr. Sunil Gupta Associate Consultant, Cancer Institute Medanta while speaking to media said “Cancer in kids is curable with very long term outcome, stay healthy and aware.”
There were various other activities happened during the event exhibition stalls were organised for fund raising, Zumba Dance session for kids, Fun filled event with food, Kids play area and energy drinks with Music and Dance. Gifts and appreciation token for Cancer Kids & helping hands.