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World Cancer Day 2021

Super Car owners’ donning T- shirts & cars sporting stickers of “I AM and I WILL” spread the message of early detection & prevention of Cancer

On the occasion of World Cancer Day 2021, Apollo Cancer Institutes, Hyderabad, organized a Cancer Awareness Super Car Rally, to commemorate the World Cancer Day, today. Tollywood Diva Malvika Sharma flagged off the rally at Necklace Road. The celebrity owners of Hyderabad’s twenty plus super cars took part in the drive for a noble cause and to sensitize the public on cancer prevention and detection. They highlighted this year’s message on World Cancer day “I AM and I WILL” through the entire stretch of the race from Necklace road (IMAX circle) to Apollo Cancer Institutes, Jubilee Hills; via Banjara Hills Road No.1, LVPEI Marg and KBR park. Later,

On completion of the race, Malvika Sharma joined Tollywood heartthrob Catherine Tresa; Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, Director, Apollo Cancer Institutes, Hyderabad; Dr Vijay Karan Reddy, Consultant Oncologist, Apollo Cancer Institutes;

The Racers of the Cancer Awareness Super Car Rally, were appreciated for their support for the cause and were felicitated by Ms Catherine Tresa at Apollo Cancer Institutes, Jubilee Hills.

“Cancer is preventable, detectable early and highly Curable! If you follow – 1). No Smoking or Chewing Tobacco, 2). Healthy Diet, 3) 40 min. of physical exercise you can prevent 70% of Cancers. Regular health check-ups annually can detect early Cancer. Do not ignore warning signs and symptoms of Cancer” says Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, Director, Apollo Cancer Institutes, Hyderabad.

The drivers donning T- shirts and cars sporting stickers of “I AM and I WILL” emphasized on the fact that ‘YOU’ could BE a student, teacher, engineer, doctor or any professional, but you need to take a pledge that YOU WILL join this fight against cancer. Your “part” in this battle can range from promising to eat healthy, stop smoking and help others do the same, exercising daily, to educate others about cancer etc. These little efforts from each individual can help overcome barriers of cancer prevention, screening, early detection and treatment.

The year 2020 has taught us all that an individual’s action can affect an entire community/city and even in countries across borders and oceans, but it has also taught us that when we get together nothing can beat our collective strength. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world, the present ‘pandemic’ I would say and on this world cancer day I would like to stress that each and every one of us, as individuals with our collective strength should fight this dreadful disease just like we fought Covid”, I AM AN ONCOLOGIST AND I WILL HELP MY PATIENTS BEAT CANCER, says Dr Vijay Karan Reddy, Consultant Oncologist, Apollo Cancer Institutes.

The colorful vintage Rally had super luxury cars like Mercedes e63, BMW m3, Ferrari 812SF, Ferrari 488, Lamborghini Huracan perfomante, Audi r8, Porsche Carrera, Lamborghini Aventador, lined up to spread the message on Cancer loud and clear.

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