Guwahati, Sept 8: The 1st edition of India’s biggest women’s run, the SBI Pinkathon -Empowering Indian Women powered by Women Horlicks was held here on Monday, stated a press release.
In a very first year Pinkathon has received a huge response from the city. As a pre cursor to the main event, Pinkathon hosted the training for visually impaired girls and Cancer Shero Trek on September 5 & 6.
In the 1st edition of SBI Pinkathon Guwahati, a team of visually impaired girls would be participating in 5 km run. To prepare them for the main day, unique training sessions was conducted on September 5 last at Guwahati Blind High School. In this run session a sighted runner volunteer ran alongside with every visually impaired participant. The volunteers from ‘Bidang MMA Fitness Gym’ wholehearted supported this cause. This activity not only boosted the confidence of visually impaired girls but it was a act of pillar of support for them.
As part of various on ground activities to build the momentum for the run, The Cancer Shero trek is another unique initiative from United Sisters. This trek is designed especially for cancer survivors who wish to try something adventurous in the outdoors, but may not be ready to join a regular group or might be nervous about trying something by themselves. The concept is to provide a community activity where a person who has withstood the physical and emotiol ravages of the disease, has a chance to test themselves in a safe environment surrounded by friends and caregivers. SBI Pinkathon had organized a trek to Gandhimndap in the city with team of 25 members on September 7 last which included women across all age groups, who have battled cancer in some form and stage, friends & supporters and Pinkathon ambassadors.
As a celebration of their achievement each survivor or Shero was presented with a specially crafted ‘I Inspire’ medal at the end of the activity. Pinkathon is an intertiol all women’s run created with the specific purpose of getting more women to adopt a fitter lifestyle for themselves and their families and to highlight the need for increased awareness about breast cancer. In the last year Pinkathon was held across 6 cities with over 50,000 women participating.
Pinkathon has doted more than Rs. 45 lakh so far towards treatment of underprivileged women with cancer and has facilitated, through various partners, free breast screenings for thousands of women.