Walk to raise awareness about cancer in Delhi

February 15th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Over 3,000 people walked together in the national capital Sunday to create awareness about the growing threat of cancer in India.

‘Walk for Life’ - a 3.5 km walk organised by NGO CanSupport was flagged off by Gursharan Kaur, wife of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

US Ambassador to India David Mulford, his wife J. Mulford and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat also took part in the walk. The participants, of all age groups, were from various nationalities and backgrounds.

Many cancer survivors as well as oncologists also participated.

Addressing the gathering, Gursharan Kaur said: “Even my relatives and friends have suffered from the disease and besides financial support, the patients need emotional and social support”.

She also accompanied the participants for nearly a km.

The walk, intended to raise funds for CanSupport’s free palliative and supportive care services for cancer patients, started from Vinay Marg and after proceeding towards Shanti Path, wound its way back to the starting point.

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