Can Protect Foundation, organised a cycle rally with the theme ‘Swasth Bharat Mission Hamara, Cancer Mukt ho Desh Hamara’, to mark the celebration of World Cancer Day. The cycle rally passed through Dehradun, Raipur, Thano, Bhogpur, Rani Pokhri, Natraj Chowk, Rishikesh and reaches Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Laxman Jhulla Rishikesh. Participants distributed leaflets about cancer and steps to prevent it.
70 cyclists participated in this cycle rally, aged between 16 and 70 years. Rally was flagged off by Shri Kajandas, (MLA, Rajpur Constituency), Shri Vinay Goyal, Shri Anil Goyal. Rally welcomed by Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji at Parmarth Niketan Ashram Rishikesh.
“About 1 in 8 Indian women (about 12%) develops invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The cancer rate in India is increasing drastically and creating awareness among people is need of the hour,” said Dr. Sumita Prabhakar, President Can Protect Foundation.