Walkathon to create awareness on Cancer

Apollo Hospitals Group organised
Walkathon to create awareness on

Chennai, February 09 2020: Apollo Cancer Centre, Teynampet and Apollo Proton
Cancer Centre organised a walkathon on the theme – ‘I AM and I WILL’ in collaboration
with Adyar Cancer Institute to create awareness on Cancer. The walkathon witnessed over
550 participants including Cancer Survivors, College Students, Doctors and Paramedics. The
Walkathon was flagged off from Adyar Cancer Institute and ended at Apollo Cancer Centre,
Teynampet. Certificates and Mementos were distributed to the participants at Apollo
Cancer Centre, Teynampet.
Disease trends over the last decade indicate that Non-Communicable Diseases are
exponentially increasing in incidence and are the leading cause of Mortality in the country.
Under the guidance for visionary leader, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals
Group this walkathon brought together friends and families to walk and create awareness
on early detection, celebrate survivors and support those who were diagnosed with Cancer.
I AM, and I WILL, Walkathon aimed at spreading awareness and educating people on how
to fight and prevent cancer through early detection and early screening. The walkathon
urged to quit smoking, practice healthy eating and insisted the public to priorities issues
related to cancer and work towards making it a thing of the past.
About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate
hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its
presence includes over 12,000 beds across 72 Hospitals, 3400 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care clinics and
150 Diagnostic centers, 110  plus Telemedicine Centres, over 15 medical education centres and a Research
Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo
Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical advancements with the most recent investment being the
commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.
Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of
international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honour, the Government of India had
issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization.
Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in
For 35 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical
innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked
amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.

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