“It’s not the load that breaks you; it’s how you carry it.”- Lena Horne
With close to One million new cases of Cancer reported every year and half a million deaths due to cancer in India, Cancer has become one of the most dreaded disease to battle for an individual as well as for the family.
In males, mouth cancer and in females, Breast Cancer is on the top of the list. Though the exact data on the number of women having breast cancer in India is not known estimates suggest that it varies from 14% to 30% in Guwahati and Delhi respectively.
Pinkathon which is the largest women’s run in the country has been also at the forefront of supporting women suffering from Cancer. To bring back the victims and survivors, Pinkathon conducts lot of seminars and workshops to keep them motivated and show a positive path towards the life.
On August 13, 2016 Pinkathon organized Shero Trek Walk to spread awareness regarding Cancer by bringing survivors in the public light.
Around 15 women who have seen cancer from very close quarters took part in the walk at Leisure Valley, Gurugram to spread the message that one who is suffering from cancer can fight the disease and were proudly holding placards which announced, “I’m a Fighter, I am a Warrior, I am a Survivor.”
Each cancer survivor had her own challenging story to share in which she had overcome all odds to fight this deadly disease of Cancer and became what Pinkathon call as Shero.
Having fought with cancer, Shero are the true role models for the society who teaches how to live life to its true potential irrespective of any adversaries.
Pic Courtesy - legero