Proud to Go Pink

Continental Hospitals and Gleneagles Global Hospitals in India were bustling with activities in support of Pink October, also known as breast cancer awareness month. From bike rallies to walkathons, staff, survivors and supporters gathered to raise awareness about the disease and to honour and encourage survivors in their recovery journey.

Continental Hospitals in Hyderabad organised ‘The Pink Crusader Ride’ bike rally on 26 October, featuring special guest appearances by Telugu Film Producer Aswani Dutt and Telugu actor Sai Srinivas Bellamkonda. The exhilarating 35km bike ride was flagged off from Continental Hospitals and ended at Novotel Hyderabad Airport.

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals in Bengaluru and Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals in Hyderabad also organised mega walkathons on 19 October and 23 October from their respective hospitals. The walkathons saw active participation from both staff and the public, including breast cancer survivors and their family members. During the walk, participants wore t-shirts and held placards with messages reinforcing the importance of regular breast cancer screenings. Many breast cancer survivors also came forward to share their personal experiences.

In addition, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals also launched free clinics for women at its Richmond Road and Kengeri locations. The clinics are aptly named ‘Sakhi Clinic’ (referring to a female friend), in line with its mission to provide free screenings and consultations for women by female breast cancer specialists.