Pinkathon Ambassadors Jayraman Rankawat & Inderpal Khalsa to run and Rana Uppalapati to skate 600 kms distance to promote health and fitness and spread breast cancer awareness amongst women
Mumbai, April 06, 2016: Goa going Pink a run only for women is first initiative by United Sister's Foundation in Goa conceptualised by Milind Soman. The objective of run is to raise awareness about breast cancer and to encourage women's health and fitness. The run will be held at Miramar Circle, Panjim, on Sunday, April 17th, 2016. To support this initiative Pinkathon Ambassadors Jayraman Rankawat & Inderpal Khalsa who are ultra-runners will run and national skating champion Rana Uppalapati will skate the entire distance of 600 kilometres from Mumbai to Goa from 6th April to 16th April. The run was flagged off by Milind Soman today at 5am from Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi. Milind Soman also ran 30 kms to support the team. He will run a distance of 150 kms during the last three days of the run to be concluded at Panjim.
Commenting on this first of its kind initiative Milind Soman said, “The route from Mumbai to Goa has mainly rural population. We will be talking to people along the way about the cause. While we conduct run from one city to another, on the way people ask about the activity and through interaction we tell them about the social cause. Pinkathon is about taking care of yourself while spreading awareness about health and avoiding diseases. ”
Jayaraman Rankawat and Inderpal Khalsa ultra-runner and Pinkathon Ambassador expressing their excitement about the run said, “While we have been running in various marathons, this is the first time that we are running such a long distance. We are extremely delighted for this opportunity and to be a part of a bigger cause. It is our honour to have Milind Soman’s able guidance for the same. The idea came to us when some of the ambassadors ran similar distance in past from Bangalore to Hyderabad and we also wanted to showcase that ordinary people like us with no formal training in running can do it. All that is required is physical and mental strength as well as lot of motivation from everyone. We urge all men and women to come forward and focus on their health and fitness.”
Goa Going Pink is a model run under Pinkathon's umbrella to take the awareness to all the other cities and towns in India to make women adopt healthier lifestyles and have a positive attitude towards life. It also aims to raise awareness about breast cancer, its causes and prevention. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths amongst women worldwide, in spite of it being one of the curable cancers if detected early. The key to controlling this disease therefore is to create awareness about preventive measures for breast cancer. Miracle Munj and Vasco Sports Club are shepherding this run in association with United Sisters Foundation working for empowering Women through fitness initiatives, and the organiser of the Pinkathon, India's biggest women's run. The first edition in Goa will be held at Miramar Circle Panjim, on Sunday, April 17th, 2016. Goa Going Pink offers the running distances of 3 Kms, 5 Kms and 10 Kms, giving each runner an opportunity to run in their comfort zone.
Goa Going Pink has received huge response from corporate sponsors like the USF, Cidade Goa, GTDC, Air India, Amway, MiracleMunj, Vasco Sports Club, Muskan NGO and Apollo Hospitals. Register for Goa going Pink at www.bookmyshow.com