Anyone can be affected by an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning despite of political boundary, race, gender and ethnicity. Disease can be polymorphic- from minor to severe. The modern science has guaranteed to cure ample of them but the endless strife is still on with the Cancer. Over 100 types of cancer affects humans by abnormal growth of cells and spreading throughout. The most campaigned and funded is the breast cancer which gets most of the attention among other.
The marathon, termed as “Pinkathon”, for the purpose of breast cancer awareness is going to take place on 24th of February 2017.
This program is categorized into 21 km event i.e. half marathon, 10 km event, 5 km event and 3 km event inaugurating from Dasharath Stadium however, the event is for women only regardless of age. This event is organised jointly by Leisure Port and Shivam Holiday Group Pvt. Ltd. in association with Athletics Association of Nepal under the consent of United Sisters Foundation.
The United Sisters Foundation, founded by actor Milind Suman and Ms Reena Sanghvi jointly, has been organizing Pinkathon in India regularly since its first inaugural race on 2012 for creating healthy lifestyle in the women and increase the awareness about breast cancer. The concept is to encourage women esp. housewives, to take care of their health which will consequently keep the family healthy and happy. Thus, sports is considered the most suitable way to increase the understanding and awareness in individual.The Pinkathon is a global concept where full marathon, 42 km, event also takes place.
The registration fee for this event is 500 NRs, it includes a T-shirt, a medal- if one completes the event, and snacks. On this day Nepal Cancer Relief Society will provide mammograms at a subsidized rate. The first three completion will bag the cash prizes, gift hampers and special medals made by the tsunami victims of India.
This is the most anticipated event and is expected to bring the positive change and awareness in the lifestyle of women. Every 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and is the second leading cause of death among women. Surprisingly, 1 in 1000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer as well.
According to WHO the breast cancer death rate is 8.13 per 1,00,000 population, in Nepal.
In underdeveloped country like Nepal, women live behind the curtains; though we are living in the most advance age, most of the women lack consciousness and awareness. There is still awkwardness and hesitation in showing the health issues. It is us, the concerned citizen, who needs to step up and make a difference. Lets support the movement and help spread awareness.