Apollo Hospitals’ Cancer Awareness ‘Walkathon’ garners huge response


By Vivek K. Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

On 4th Feb, in recognition of the World Cancer Day Apollo Hospitals hosted its first Cancer Awareness Walk at (JUHU) in Mumbai. This initiative was undertaken to create awareness on early screening for cancer detection. Around 500 women including homemakers, working professionals, students across Mumbai participated in the walkathon.

India has high mortality rate for cancer patients. It’s a known fact that majority of cancer cases are detected at later stages and this is largely due to lack of awareness on early cancer screening. With increase in the incidences of cancer associated with women’s health, the walk focused on generating awareness among women to adopt early detection of cancer for better treatment.

Dr. Shashir Shetty, Surgical Oncologist, Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai present at the event commented, “Early screening helps in early detection. Educating people about the disease is one part, the other and the most critical part is for women to go and actively get themselves screened for cancer. Early detection and early treatment leads to superior clinical outcomes and better quality of life. It is encouraging to see so many women have come forward to participate in cancer awareness initiative by Apollo Hospitals”.



It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 170,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program having conducted over 1,500 solid organ transplants in 2014-15 alone.

Now, as Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 10,107 beds across 71 Hospitals, 2,643 Pharmacies, over 200 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 148 plus Telemedicine Centers and over 100 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches panning the length and breadth of the country. As an integrated healthcare service provider with health insurance services, projects consultancy services, medical education centers and a Research Foundation with a focus on global clinical trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical breakthroughs with the most recent investment being that of commissioning the first Proton Therapy Centre across Asia, Africa and Australia in Chennai, India. Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual.

In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 28 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.


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