Chennai, February 4, 2020: VS Hospitals today conducted a Walkathon to commemorate World Cancer Day 2020. VS Walkathon was an initiative to raise awareness on cancer. Flagged off by Mr. Ampa Palaniappan, Managing Director, Ampa Skywalk, it saw participation of people from various walks of life, representing different age groups and professions.
The Walkathon started from VS Hospitals, Advanced Cancer Care, East Spurtank Road, Chetpet at, passed through Casa Major Road, Tamil Salai and PT School, Egmore and concluded at VS Hospitals, East Spurtank Road. The event served its purpose, as it actively created awareness on cancer among people of the city. This is as part of many on-going initiatives by VS Hospitals towards building a healthy society.
Prof Dr. S. Subramanian Chairman and Managing Director, VS Group of Hospitals, Dr. S. Sundar, Senior Consultant Joint Replacement & Tumour Surgeon and Medical Director, VS Group of Hospitals and Mr. Muthu Subramanian, Executive Director, VS Group of Hospitals participated in walkathon.
This awareness Walkathon is important as recent study stated the estimated number of people living with cancer is around 2.25 million in India, over 11.6 lakh new cancer patients are registered every year and cancer-related deaths stand at 7.8 lakh.
Every year, VS hospitals organize several awareness events on different health concerns based on the need of a community.