With an aim to raise funds for the treatment of cancer patients, the Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in association with Ambica Banerjee Cancer Foundation on Monday organised a walkathon in Howrah.
The event also aimed at spreading awareness about the prevention and early detection of cancer. The walkathon started from Mandirtala in Howrah and ended at Dumurjola Sports Complex covering a distance of 2 km in which around 2,000 people participated.
The fund raising event was supported by many eminent personalities including Mr Prasun Banerjee, Member of Parliament, Arup Roy, MLA from Howrah and Mr Raza Murad, veteran actor.
The Howrah walkathon was designed to create awareness on the cause of ‘Holistic Approach to Cancer Care’ and help establish full fledged infrastructure to provide service to cancer patients from economically weaker sections. Mr Rakesh Verma, Facility Director Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah said: “We are glad to be associated with Ambica Banerjee Cancer Foundation as healthcare partners in this social initiative. Cancer is a very initiative. The event is aimed at creating about the prevention of the disease. We hope that patients from the economically challenged background will be benefitted. We have a full fledged team with all the modern infrastructure to provide holistic cancer treatment programme at our hospital.”
The Ambica Banerjee Cancer Foundation was founded in memory of Ambica Banerjee who was a member of parliament.