Bangalore, 23rd October 2023: Marking the Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, HCG Cancer Hospital Bangalore hosted a cyclothon with the theme “Ride to Beat Breast Cancer” to create awareness and educate about breast cancer for women. The chief guest for the event were well-known sandalwood actresses Ms. Neravanda Chetticha Prema and Ms. Ranjani Raghavan. The cyclothon was flagged-off by Ms. Manisha Kumar, the Regional Business Head for Karnataka, Dr. Mahesh Bandimegal, Senior Surgical Oncologist and Dr. Krithika Murugan, Surgical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Hospital, Bangalore. The participants were felicitated by the chief guests.
The event showcased a powerful display of community engagement, as participants united in solidarity for breast cancer awareness and championed the importance of early detection.
Ms. Manisha Kumar, The Regional Business Head for Karnataka, shared her thoughts on the event saying, “Breast cancer remains a significant public health concern. At HCG, our dedication goes beyond identification and treatment of the disease, reflecting our belief in a more comprehensive care. This is facilitated by increased awareness ensuring early-stage medical intervention. The cyclothon was organized with the purpose of inspiring women to remain cautious about early signs of breast cancer and to promptly seek screening. We wholeheartedly stand by the belief that, together, through increased awareness and proactive measures, we can have a profound impact on the lives of those battling breast cancer.”
Dr. Mahesh Bandimegal, Senior Surgical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Hospital Bangalore said, “We are delighted to witness such an enthusiastic participation in the cyclothon. This robust turnout by participants underscores the increasing awareness and proactive approach of individuals towards breast cancer and preventive care. It is heartening to see people come together in support of this crucial cause. Such collective efforts play a vital role in shaping a future where early detection and effective prevention are at the forefront of our battle against breast cancer.”
Dr. Krithika Murugan, Surgical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Hospital, Bangalore said, “Breast cancer is not only limited to older women, off late it is predominantly seen in the younger population as well. Screening and early diagnosis of cancer is the need of the hour, initiatives like the cyclothon not only bring attention to the severity of the issue but also underscore the pivotal role played by HCG Cancer Hospital Bangalore in early detection, preventive care, and support. We are committed to empowering individuals with the information and resources needed to confront breast cancer. Through such proactive measures, we strive to lead society toward a future free from the clutches of breast cancer.”
The event kicked off at 6 am from St. Joseph’s Ground on Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore and culminated at the same location, drawing an enthusiastic response from over 400 cyclists including women and senior citizens.
The cyclothon brought together people from varied walks of life to promote early breast cancer detection and treatment. The event was successfully concluded by recognising the exemplary participants, who were rewarded free breast cancer screening vouchers, commemorative photos etc. Through this event, HCG Cancer Hospital Bangalore has ignited a lasting commitment to building a healthier and more informed community.