Bangalore, 27th August, 2016: A large contingent of employees of St Martha’s Hospital including doctors, nurses, administrative staff and other employees extended their whole-hearted support to a 5km World Walk organized walk for the cause of cancer recently. The walk was organized to demonstrate support and solidarity towards the cause of prevention and care of cancer. The walk was conducted in association with celebrity Milind Soman’s group Pinkathon, A.I.M.A, Cyclothon and Cancer Care. Celebrities Anju Bobby George and Gokulu Gopalan were also present to extend their support.
A total number of 600 participants contingent completed the walk that was conducted within Cubbon Park and the Vidhan Soudha. The option of jogging the distance was also taken up by a few members. The team’s idea was to a raise a fund that would be their contribution to the money being raised by Cancer Care for patients at Kidwai Memorial Hospital and St John’s Hospital. Cancer Care also holds regular cancer detection camps in villages.
The walk, which was open to all began with a session of yoga and a warm up session of Zumba. T-shirts commemorating the event were distributed to participants. A sumptuous breakfast was also made available.
Speaking on their participation in the walk, Sister Superior, the Sr. Teresa Mandakath of St Martha’s said, “St Martha’s Hospital has always been about providing quality care and spreading awareness on ailments as well, through compassion and care. This cause of prevention and care for cancer is in keeping with the ideals that St Martha’s tries to promote through all its work. We are happy to have a large group of our staff members participate in the walk.”
“The 5km walk was quite a pleasure to undertake and that too with colleagues on a Saturday. Cancer can be a great leveler and as doctors it is our duty and responsibility to be a part of such walks for a cause”, said Dr. Giridhar, Senior Consultant and Unit Chief at St Martha’s Hospital and one of the participants of the walk.