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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

125 World Vision India workers participate in Pinkathon Chennai 2016 to spread awareness on women’s health issues


New Delhi: This year’s Pinkathon Chennai, held on June 5, 2016, saw an active participation of 125 World Vision India workers. Pinkathon Chennai 2016 is aimed at helping spread awareness on breast cancer and educate people to understand the causes and prevention. The Pinkathon is India’s Biggest Women’s Run, founded by Mr. Milind Soman and Ms. Reema Sanghavi, organised by the United Sisters Foundation and
created with the specific purpose of getting more and more women to adopt a fitter lifestyle for themselves and their families, and to highlight the need for increased awareness other issues that put women’s lives at risk.  The Pinkathon was developed more as a community project to spread awareness of the importance of an active lifestyle for women and health issues that put women’s lives at risk. At the core of this pan India project is the run in each city, built around which are year round training sessions, free offers of medical check-ups and mammograms for all participants, training workshops and counselling sessions for various marginalised communities and even a symbolic planting of 1000 trees in each city to make a stronger connection between the health of each individual and the health of the environment.World Vision India is a Christian grassroots humanitarian organization that serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender. Through development, relief and advocacy, we strive/seek to create lasting change in the lives of children, their families and communities living in contexts of poverty and injustice. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries worldwide, and we have been in India since 1962. Today we work in over 6200 urban, rural and tribal communities spread over 163 districts across 26 states impacting the lives of 26 lakh children. For more information, go to: https://www.worldvision.in/

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