NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society celebrated Pink October as Breast & Cervix Cancer Awareness Month by organizing CHANDIGARH CITY PINK WALK on SATURDAY, 18th Oct. 2014, 4.10 p.m. from Circus Ground, Sec. 17 to Plaza Sec. 17, Chandigarh followed by Breast Cancer Awareness Programme at L Plaza Sec. 17, Chandigarh .
Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society requested cancer survivors and the aware citizens of this Beautiful Tricity to join them in this cancer awareness programme. Renowned artist, Mrs Neelam Man Singh presided over this Breast Cancer Awareness programme where a large number of cancer survivors including renowned dancer Shobha Koser, senior doctors from PGI and Govt. Hospital Sector-32, officers of Chandigarh Administration, Chief Architect, Chandigarh, Principals and students of various colleges and schools, NCC Cadets, members of Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association, advocates and aware citizens of Chandigarh participated in the walk and the programme.
The theme for breast cancer awareness month is ‘Breast Self Examination-a Step Towards Surviving Cancer’ and ‘Early Detection is your Best Protection’. A Nukud Natak was staged at the Plaza. A doctor’s corner was set up to answer the queries. October is a significant month for women living with breast cancer. This month, fondly described as ‘Pink October’ is celebrated all over the world as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for early detection. The pink looped Ribbon is an internationally recognized symbol for breast cancer. People buy pink ribbons to honour women living with breast cancer, remember those lost to the disease and at the same time support research for cure. The colour ‘pink’ signifies that with early detection and prompt treatment, every woman has a chance of returning to the ‘Pink’ of health. Historic landmarks and Monuments all over the world are illuminated in pink in October to focus worldwide attention on breast cancer awareness.
Sahayta is grateful to its patrons for sparing their valuable time for this noble cause and to the media for spreading our message far and wide.