An invitation from CanSTOP to all to participate in their event to promote breast cancer awareness:
Dear one and all,
Announcing our mega event for the month of October and for Breast Cancer Awareness!
Cancer Care India (CACI) is an apex body of cancer support organizations in the country. As a part of its Cancer Awareness Programmes (CAP), the South Indian Region of cancer Care India is planning to observe Pink Ribbon Day i.e., Breast Cancer Awareness Day.Pink Ribbon Day” is to encourage women to be breast aware and highlight the importance of breast cancer research, which falls on 26th October of this year 2009.
In association with Can Stop (in Chennai) and other NGO’s we would like to conduct an awareness walk on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on October 4th, titled ‘One Walk – One Hope’, at 4 p.m between War Memorial to Gandhi Statue along Kamarajar Salai. This walk would have participants from amongst the general public, students, and cancer care NGO’s, supporters as well as cancer survivors.
Recent data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) indicates that the incidence of Breast Cancer is on the rise in the country and is rapidly becoming the primary cancer afflicting women. The objective of holding ‘One Walk – One Hope’ is to celebrate survivorship with community support and show that early detection and awareness is the key to the first line of treatment against cancer.
Thus we would like to invite all members of the public, well-wishers,students and anyone interested to join us for this walk.
For Students in particular we are also running a ‘T-shirt Design Contest’, to be judged by eminent artists. The winning design will be featured on all the t-shirts that will be printed and distributed on the occasion of ‘One Walk- One Hope’.
The theme – Breast Cancer Awareness.
Guidelines – The design must incorporate the colours of pink and purple in some way.The design must be on a white or black background. Electronic format preferred.
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted in person or mailed to “Canstop c/o
Sundaram Medical Foundation, 9C Shanti Colony,4th Avenue, Anna Nagar.Entries can also be sent into NXG.
Last Date – September 5th
Send in your entries!
CanSTOP has worked with us numerous times in the past, especially in helping us to run our Women’s Camp last year. We hope some of you will be able to participate in this great event!