SGPGI organizes a Cyclothon to create awareness about early detection and treatment of breast cancer
A Walkathon was also organized under the aegis of SGPGI Breast Health Program, as part of the “Walk to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness” on this day.
A series of day long activities were taken place today to create awareness about breast and cervical cancer and its early detection to conclude a month long breast health programmes.
SGPGI in association with Pedalyatri a leading cycling enthusiasts group organized a cyclothon to create awareness about early detection and treatment of breast cancer. About 80 cyclist assembled at Governor house wearing pink t-shirts carrying message of Early Detection and Treatment of Breast Cancer and with pink balloons tied to their bicycles.
Governor, UP, Hon'ble Smt. Anandi Ben Patel addressed the gathering. She expressed her concern for women health in our country and said that women themselves need to take care of their health as their care translate into the care of entire family and society. She informed that same kind of awareness program related to women health were initiated by her in Gujrat also.
Thereafter, the rally was flagged off by the Governor. Cyclist were led by President Rajesh Kumar Verma, Cardiologist of SGPGI Prof Sudeep Kumar, Vice President Vaibhav Rastogi, Secretary, Anand Pandey and Dr Ajoy Tewari. Around 25 female cyclists were requested to ride in forefront. Among ladies Ms Pushpa Verma, Riya, Prathishta, Reeta Maurya, Aishwarya Murya, Saloni Seth took part in cyclothon.
This rally went to Rumi Darwaz to increase the awareness where ladies took pledge for regular self examination. All other male colleagues cheered and took pictures. Later this rally continued to SGPGI hobby center covering all the central area of city.
A Walkathon was also organized under the aegis of SGPGI Breast Health Program, as part of the "Walk to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness" on this day.
The event was flagged off by Director Prof R K Dhiman, Dr Praveena Dhiman (W/o Dr RK Dhiman), Prof Gaurav Agarwal ( professor of endocrine and breast surgery Sgpgi) and the team of Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness and Early Detection Program (BCCAEDP) at 7 AM from the Hobby Centre, SGPGI. More than 150 fitness enthusiasts from all cadres of the SGPGI family including faculty members, students, nursing and technical staff and their families participated actively in this health initiative. The theme of the day was pink, a color synonymous with breast cancer awareness. All the attendees were given pink T-shirts, pink caps and pink face masks, highlighting not only the need for breast cancer awareness but also keeping in mind the COVID norms.
Carrying banners emphasizing the importance of breast cancer detection and awareness, the walkers completed a 6 km loop around the campus. They were joined at the Hobby center by nearly 70 avid cyclists from the Lucknow Pedalyatri group.
All the walkers and cyclists were felicitated with mementoes.
In the afternoon, a breast examination training session was organised at Mohanlalganj block. Community health workers, ASHA, Anganwadi and ANM actively participated in the training program.
Director, SGPGI Professor R K Dhiman emphasised the need for awareness and early detection of the disease.
Once they are trained, these ASHA workers will go door to door and take leadership role to screen all women in 35 to 65 for breast and cervical cancer over the next 2 yrs so that anyone would not be missed. Others Members of BCCAEDP included Dr Shagun Mishra, Prof Namita Mohindra were also present.
Smt. Anandi Ben Patel, Hon'ble Governor of UP blessed the participants virtually and informed that screening programm for breast and cervix was initiated at Governor house and 50 women were screened by SGPGI team.
Professor Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, SGPGI,,Tehsildar Rajesh Vishwakarma, ADO Pradeep Kumar and Superintendent, CHC, Mohanlalganj, Dr Jyoti Kamle also graced the occasion.
Around 100 community health workers participated in the training program.
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