The two-kilometre stretch at K.B. R Park came alive on Sunday with confetti, banners and the colour pink extolling the importance of spreading awareness on breast cancer. Close to 3,000 enthusiasts from all walks of life and eminent personalities participated in the ‘Pink Ribbon Walk 2012’ on Sunday.
Worldwide, October is recognised as a month to spread awareness among general public on breast cancer, which according to estimates, claims life of a woman every ten minutes in India.
A large number of breast cancer survivors and their relatives, students, doctors and health care workers turned up for the Pink Ribbon Walk, which was organised by Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation (UBF) and U.S. Consulate General.
“Our participation salutes breast cancer survivors and encourages those fighting the disease not to give up. We walk together to show our solidarity and our commitment to spread the word about early detection,” said U.S. Consul General, Katherine Dhanani.
Actor Mohan Babu, cricketer V.V. S Laxman, Commissioner of Police Anurag Sharma, actress Amala Akkineni, Chairman of L.V. Prasad Group Ramesh Prasad, music director Keeravaani, Principal Secretary Ajay Misra, Chairperson of 10K Foundation Uma Chigurupati and fitness expert Dinaz were the guests of honour.