20 blind girls to participate in SBI Pinkathon this year

20 blind girls to participate in SBI Pinkathon this year

As many as 20 visually impaired girls will be participating in the third edition of SBI Bengaluru Pinkathon on February 22 in Bengaluru.

In addition, a unique training session has been designed to prepare and assist the visually impaired participants.

Announcing the third edition of Pinkathon, Milind Soman on Tuesday said, “Pinkathon is more than a marathon. It is the seed of change. It is the beginning of a movement carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India, who share a belief that a healthy family, a healthy nation and a healthy world begins with empowered women.”

As a precursor to the main Pinkathon day, the team will also organise unique events such as Cancer Shero Trek, which is dedicated to felicitating cancer survivors. The event will begin with a trek, and then each cancer survivor will be honoured with an “I Inspire” medal and certificate.

Reema Sanghavi, Managing Director, Maximus Events, said, “Besides Bengaluru, Pinkathon will be held across the country in various cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Srinagar, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune and Mumbai this year. The multi-city national event received an overwhelming support of over 50,000 women of all ages, across all walks of life from six cities last year. This number is expected to cross 75,000 this year across eight cities”.

Those interested in taking part in the three km, five km and 10 km marathons can register themselves at www.pinkathon.in. Gayatri Balu, a cancer survivor, and RJ Siri from Radio Mirchi were announced the mascots for the five km and 10 km categories respectively. They are currently being trained to run the five km and 10 km distances. Arjuna awardee Shantha Rangaswamy, international athlete and Arjuna awardee Reeth Abraham and Deveika Bhojwani were also present at the event.


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