Delhi walks for life to stride against cancer
New Delhi, 19th February 2023: CanSupport, India’s leading free of charge home-based palliative care provider to Cancer patients (since 1996) and a WHO awarded organization held its 16th Annual Walkathon titled ‘Walk for Life – Stride Against Cancer’ at Kartavya Path, New Delhi today. The event was held in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Dr. Randeep Guleria, Chairman, Institute of Internal Medicine and Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Medanta, congratulated CanSupport for its brilliant work and said that the Walkathon is significant as this prompts us to get back on course in terms of palliative care and early diagnosis & prevention of cancer especially after the Pandemic.
Ms. Harmala Gupta, Founder-President of CanSupport said “CanSupport’s Walk for Life began with the intention of breaking the silence, isolation and myths around cancer. Today, it is a joyous event as young and old and those living with cancer walk, run and dance together in a defiant spirit of celebration”.
Started in 2008, the Walkathon aims to raise public awareness about cancer, to honour the memory of loved ones as well as to raise funds for CanSupport’s free of charge Home-Based Palliative Care Services.
Over 5,000 walkers including cancer survivors and patients participated in the Walkathon held under sunny skies at Kartavya Path. The event also saw enthusiastic participation from people from all walks of life, different age groups and professions from Delhi NCR including expats. Many youth from schools, colleges and corporate world also joined the Walk.
Members of the Harley Davidson Owners group (Red Fort Chapter) joined the Walk again this year to support cancer patients and rode with them. The band from BSF, drummers and Zumba performers kept the walkers entertained as they walked down Kartavya Path, the route of the Walk.