Chennai, 28th Oct 2023: MGM Cancer Institute, a leading healthcare facility dedicated to pioneering advancements in cancer care, is thrilled to announce the resounding success of the “Walk in Pink @ Namma Chennai” Walkathon. This event, held on the 28thth of October, 2023, marked a significant milestone in the ongoing battle against breast cancer, garnering enthusiastic participation and community support.
The Walkathon, which started at the MGM Cancer Institute on Nelson Manickam Road and culminated at Thiru Vi Ka Park in Shenoy Nagar, witnessed an overwhelming response with over 300 registrations. The event was inaugurated with great pomp and enthusiasm by the esteemed presence of Dr. M A Raja, Senior Consultant- Medical Oncology, Director- Oncology Services& Chairman- Medical Advisory Board.
The primary objective of “Walk in Pink @ Namma Chennai” was to raise awareness about the risk factors associated with breast cancer and to empower women to take charge of their breast health through regular self-examinations and screenings. The event aimed to foster a sense of communal responsibility and dispel misconceptions surrounding breast cancer.
In addition to the walk itself, the participants, representing a diverse cross-section of society, including cancer survivors, students, doctors, healthcare professionals, and dedicated volunteers, enjoyed an array of engaging activities. These activities were designed to uplift and inspire cancer survivors, including a captivating fashion show, invigorating Zumba sessions, and other surprise elements to enhance their physical and mental well-being.
Early detection is a crucial step in saving countless lives, and “Walk in Pink @ Namma Chennai” stands as a vital stride in breast cancer prevention. By breaking the silence and challenging the stigma surrounding cancer, the event aimed to empower women to openly discuss their health and embrace annual mammography screenings.
The success of this event highlights MGM Cancer Institute’s unwavering commitment to advancing cancer research, treatment, and support services. We are elated to witness the remarkable enthusiasm and sense of community that surrounds the Walkathon. This event not only promotes a healthy lifestyle but also serves as a beacon of hope for all those affected by cancer. Together, we can make a difference and bring about positive change in the fight against cancer.
MGM Cancer Institute extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and supporters for making “Walk in Pink @ Namma Chennai” a resounding success. We look forward to continuing our mission to raise breast cancer awareness and provide unwavering support to those affected by this disease.
About MGM Cancer Institute:
A comprehensive 150 bedded dedicated state of the art cancer care facility aims to provide cutting edge, evidence-based treatment for cancer that redefines modern-day medication. Located at the heart of Chennai the institute takes plunge in delivering world-class treatment for cancer that paramount improved clinical outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction routed in kindness and hope. With renowned clinicians in diverse oncological arenas, the department steadfast its approach in building a global platform to serve our communities at its heart The centre intends to break the impending stereotypes in cancer care. Designed to be a one-stop destination for all cancer needs, we envision bringing value-based comprehensive management under one roof that brings CARE back to Cancer-care.
About MGM Healthcare:
MGM Healthcare is obsessed with bettering patient experiences and improving clinical outcomes through expertise, passion and technology. The manifestation of this dedication to superlative health-caring is a state-of-the-art hospital on Nelson Manickam Road having 400 beds, 50 out-patient consultation rooms, over 100 critical care beds, 250+ Doctors, 12 Centers of excellence, 30+ Clinical Departments, 12 state-of-the-art Operating Theatres and 24 x 7 comprehensive Emergency Care. Here, a host of eminent surgeons and physicians wield a potent combination of skill and cutting-edge technology to elevate care and outcomes to new levels. MGM Healthcare is the first hospital in Asia with the highest rated USGBC LEED Platinum-certified Green Hospital. Over the past year, the team of clinical experts at MGM Healthcare have performed many innovative and complex surgeries in the pursuit of establishing trust and clinical excellence. MGM Healthcare designed and equipped with the latest in technology and equipment is poised to drive patient centricity and clinical excellence of both the domestic and international patients.