Virtual run with a cause to garner unprecedented participation• Runners to spread cancer awareness in every nook & corner of the World • Holds immense significance in pandemic times, as cancer symptoms can’t be ignored • Apt theme for this year’s run – ‘Beat cancer beyond Covid’ • The NMDC Grace Cancer Run imbibes the spirit of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ • The run is sponsored by NMDC & powered by Ryan & Apollo Hospitals
Hyderabad, August 22nd, 2021: The fourth edition of the ‘NMDC Grace Cancer Run‘ with the theme – ‘Beat cancer beyond Covid’, is being organised across the globe, by the city based Grace Cancer Foundation (GCF) on Sunday 10th October, 2021. Shri Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Tourism, Government of India; announced the details of the NMDC Grace Cancer Run; on Sunday at Dilkusha Guest house, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda. Shri Ajay Misra, IAS (Retd.), Former Special Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana and Advisory Board Member, GCF; Mr Niranjan Raj, Race Director and Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli, Founder & CEO, Grace Cancer Foundation, were present on the occasion.
This year’s Run being sponsored by NMDC and powered by Ryan and Apollo Hospitals, has hybrid format, enabling participants to choose as per their convenience between the virtual and physical running. The virtual run amplifies the reach of early Cancer detection and prevention message by manifold, across the globe.
Grace Cancer Foundation, a charity organisation, working towards providing succour to cancer patients, has initiated Grace Cancer Run, to raise public awareness against cancer, its prevention and early detection, with the moto ‘No patients should be deprived of treatment for lack of financial support.’ Cancer survivors participating in the Run instil confidence and hope of cancer being conquerable, among cancer patients. The funds mobilised from the run will be utilised to provide Cancer Screening across rural India and care for needy patients diagnosed with cancer, besides conducting virtual Cancer awareness program and spreading knowledge across the globe.
This year the NMDC Grace Cancer Run is imbibing the spirit of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ by reflecting on the immense sacrifice and courage our freedom fighters exhibited to win India’s independence. The Run will celebrate the strength, the vibrancy and promise of India.
We are delighted to announce the launch of registrations for the Fourth Edition of Global Grace Cancer Run 2021. This year too, one can participate in the event using a virtual format and create a significant impact on the incidence of Cancer. Since early detection and lifestyle modification is the key to conquer cancer, a physical activity like running is strongly advocated for all age groups, says Shri Ajay Misra.
The Grace Cancer Run continues to have enormous significance this year too, as the all-embracing Covid 19 fear is restricting patients suffering other ailments from seeking medical attention. Patients with symptoms of non-Covid diseases are postponing their treatment for the pandemic conditions to subside. However, the delay can be unimaginably fatal for serious ailments like Cancer. This scenario presents serious and irretrievable consequences for the community by raising the disease burden manifold, says Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli. This run will help sensitise patients to seek immediate medical help and nip a dreaded disease like cancer in the bud stage. It’s also heartening that this edition like in the previous year will expand its footprint across the globe and positively impact even those in the remotest part of the World, by spreading the word on prevention and early detection of Cancer, he adds.
The Foundation has framed stipulations for the virtual run, to ensure safety and wellness of the participants in these unprecedented times of Covid 19, while affording them the privilege of being a part of a noble cause with ability to spread the message on cancer. The virtual run enables the participants to be part of it from the comfortable and secure confines of their homes on a treadmill or at a nearby track. The race rules are designed to permit the participant to reach the desired distance in a prescribed timeframe. Besides creating awareness, the virtual run serves as an add-on to stay fit and healthy, thus lifting the spirits of the participants especially during these somber times.
The Run will be in three categories of:
· 21.1K (Half Marathon)
Each participant registering for the Run will be provided with an ‘e-bib’ (a personalized, printable picture). The participants need to log on to activity Apps of their choice, though Strava is the preferred app for recording the run. After the completion of the run, the runners have to post the distance of the run along with a selfie or photograph with the bib on the chest for the organizers to record their participation.
About Grace Cancer Foundation
Grace Cancer Foundation to host the 4th edition of ‘NMDC Grace Cancer Run’, virtually across the globe, on October 10th!•
The Run will be in three categories of: