500+ cyclist pedal up from RELA Hospital to raise awareness on breast cancer and mental health
~ Director General of Police C. Sylendra Babu, IPS, Tamil Nadu Flagged off the Cyclothon~
Chennai, October 2nd, 2022: Rela hospital and WCCG – We are Chennai Cycling Group organised a Cyclothon in Chennai today to spread awareness on Breast cancer and Mental Health. Dr. C Sylendra Babu, IPS, Director General of police, Tamil Nadu flagged off the Cyclothon in the presence of Dr.Ilankumaran Kaliyamoorthy, CEO, Rela Hospital. The Cyclothon was conducted to commemorate October 2022 as a Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the World Mental Health which falls on 10th October.
The Cyclothon was organised in two categories covering 150km (flag off at 5am) ride for pro-cyclists and 50 km (flag off at 5:45am) ride for beginners. Over 500 + enthusiastic cyclists from Chennai participated the Cyclothon. The cyclathon was flagged off from Rela Hospital, Chromepet and this “Pedal Up for Breast Cancer” rally went across the city and returned to Rela Hospital covering Tambaram, Vandalur Zoo, Chengalpattu Fire Station back in the Rela Hospital.
Speaking on the Occasion, Dr. Ilankumaran Kaliyamoorthy, CEO of Rela Hospital, said, Breast cancer is one of the commonest cancers affecting women in India. we have made great stride in the field of medicine in this fight against cancer. Progress of radiotherapy and newer treatment modalities have enhanced the quality of life of cancer patients. Raising awareness about early detection of cancer is a necessary to continue the fight against the disease. Rela Hospital will continue its efforts in raising this awareness against cancer through various educative programmes, awareness talks and events such as this.” added Dr Ilankumaran.
Cycling enhances mental health and has long-term positive benefits on physical health said, Dr. C Sylendra Babu, DGP of Tamil Nadu, if one consistently keeps cycling in their everyday lives, a wide range of medical emergencies can be avoided. I appreciate Rela hospital for organising cyclothon since it will help raise public awareness of issues like breast cancer and mental health, both of which are prevalent in India. I urge the hospitals to organise such events more often to educate the people on the various health issues added, Dr C Sylendra Babu