For a noble causeFebruary 8, 2008 at 5:23 pm | Posted in cancer, india, knowledge | Leave a comment
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Walk for Life: Stride Against Cancer.
• Date: February 10th, 2008
• Assembly Point: Central Civil Sports Ground at Vinay Marg, near Ashok Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
• Assembly Time: 8:00am
• Duration of the walk: 9:00am to 11:00 am.
• Route: Vinay Marg to Panchsheel Marg to Shanti Path back to Vinay Marg. (Approx 5 km)
• Registration Fee:
Individual Rs. 300
Family Rs. 250 per adult (children under 12 do not pay)
Group Rs. 250 per person (min. 10 people)
• How to register:
a) Online at http://www.walkforlifeindia.org
b) Download the form and send it by post. Forms must be received at the office by Feb 7th.
c) Cansupport Office
d) At various registration points around Delhi (check website for details)
e) You will be able to register on February 10th from 8:00 to 9:00 am
• Kit pick-up: after Feb 1st at the Cansupport Offices (Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon) or on Feb 10th at the walk Venue
• As a participant, you can also raise pledges for a cancer organization of your choice.
WALK FOR LIFE CONTACTS
Harmala Gupta Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajni Arora Sponsorship email@example.com
Odette Clark Registration Odette@walkforlifeindia.org
Roxana Balderrama Group Registration firstname.lastname@example.org 9871013535
ABOUT THE WALK FOR LIFE
CanSupport and members of the international community in Delhi created the Walk for Life nine months ago. The Unites States of America Ambassador Mr. Mulford and his wife, Mrs. Mulford, and the American Center in Delhi are actively supporting the Walk for Life. In addition, several companies have joined the cause as sponsors: Airtel, KPMG, Max Foundation and DLF. Many more companies, community groups, embassies, schools and colleges around Delhi are supporting the event. 5000 participants from all walks of life are expected on February 10th 2008 and the Prime Minister’s Wife, Mrs Gursharan Kaur will be flagging off the Walk.
Because cancer is a global challenge … Worldwide, approximately 11 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year and 7 million people die of cancer. In India, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 6.5 seconds and one in every 22 Indian women will be diagnosed with cancer. Most women are diagnosed at an incurable stage due to the lack of AWARNESS. Due to the growing presence of breast cancer amongst urban women, the walk will focus on Breast Cancer awareness this year.
ABOUT CANSUPPORT – CanSupport is an 11-year-old Delhi-based organization started by Harmala Gupta, a cancer survivor herself. CanSupport provides people with advanced cancer, and their families, the much-needed physical, emotional, social and spiritual support. It is the only organization of its kind in North India and the money raised from the Walk will go towards expanding CanSupport’s current cancer support services.
AWARENESS – The Walk for Life will provide a critical platform for raising awareness of cancer and its growing presence in India. In addition to the Walk, another important part of CanSupport’s awareness campaign is to provide mobile detection and awareness units to thousands of women across Delhi at 30 different sites including colleges, residential colonies and community centers. This mobile campaign is being coordinated in partnership with Roko Cancer.