The multi city event running in its 2nd year was a huge success last year, where more than 2500 participants including women from corporates, colleges and social platforms participated in the run under various categories. Pinkathon is now spread across 6 cities, expanding to Ahmedabad and Chennai in 2014.
Former Miss India and Fitness Enthusiast Gul Panag said, "It's a pleasure to be associated with Pinkathon for consecutively 2 years. I feel that a platform like Pinkathon is very important in today's age not just to create awareness about the much neglected disease but also encourage women to come out of their shell and talk about it. I wish Milind all the success in this noble endeavour and urge the citizens of Delhi to 'Each One Kheench One'.
Deveika Bhojwani, Vice President Women's Cancer Initiative-Tata Memorial Hospital said, "Having worked towards the cause of breast cancer awareness for several years, I firmly believe that Indian women need to realize how important it is to understand the ailment and its risks. In addition, it is crucial to get yourself checked, spread the word on a personal basis, and adopt fitness as a way of life."
Reema Sanghavi, Managing Director, Maximus MICE & Media Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Said, "Running is one of the top 10 ways to help prevent breast cancer, not only promoting well-being but also raising immunity levels and improving health to help fight diseases like cancer. Maximus is proud of Pinkathon as our leading Intellectual Property working towards a noble cause."
This year Pinkathon has joined hands with Globe-athon for a cause to end Women's Cancer. Globe-athon is a worldwide movement of physician leaders, advocacy groups, professional societies, government officials and everyday people to build unprecedented public awareness about the global impact of gynaecologic cancers.
Globe-athon is the first international movement focused on the prevention and early detection of all Gynaecological Cancers- uterine, cervical, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar.