GUWAHATI, Sept 6 - Guwahati is gearing up for its 1st edition of India�s biggest women�s run, the SBI Pinkathon � Empowering Indian Women powered by Women Horlicks.
In its very first year in the city, Pinkathon has received a huge response. As a precursor to the main event, Pinkathon hosted the training for visually impaired girls and Cancer Shero Trek (for cancer survivors) on September 5 and 6 respectively.
In the 1st edition of SBI Pinkathon Guwahati, a team of visually impaired girls would be participating in a 5-km run. To prepare them for the event, a unique training session was conducted at the Guwahati Blind High School here. In this run session a volunteer ran alongside every visually impaired participant. Volunteers from Bidang MMA Fitness Gym supported the cause. This activity immensely boosted the confidence of the visually impaired girls.
As part of various on-ground activities to build the momentum for the run, the Cancer Shero Trek is another initiative from United Sisters. This trek is designed especially for cancer survivors who wish to try something adventurous outdoors, but may not be ready to join a regular group or might be nervous about trying something by themselves. The concept is to provide a community activity where a person who has withstood the physical and emotional ravages of the disease, has a chance to test himself/herself in a safe environment surrounded by friends and care-givers.
SBI Pinkathon had organised a trek at Gandhi Mandap with a team of 25 members, which included women across all age groups, who have battled cancer in some form and stage, friends and supporters and Pinkathon ambassadors. As a celebration of their achievement each survivor or Shero was presented with a specially crafted �I Inspire� medal at the end of the activity.
The SBI Pinkathon powered by Women Horlicks Run in Guwahati is scheduled to be held on September 27 at Sonaram ground.
It needs to be mentioned here that Pinkathon is an international all women�s run created with the specific purpose of getting more women to adopt a fitter lifestyle for themselves and their families and to highlight the need for increased awareness about breast cancer. Last year Pinkathon was held across seven cities with over 12,000 women participating.
Pinkathon has donated more than Rs 45 lakh so far towards treatment of underprivileged women with cancer and has facilitated, through various partners, free breast screenings for thousands of women.