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Apollo Cancer Centres launches virtual duathlon

Aims to create awareness, support and raise funds for the treatment of childhood cancer

Apollo Cancer Centres will conduct India’s first virtual Duathlon. Apollo D2D Duathlon 2021 – aims to create awareness, support and raise funds for the treatment of childhood cancers. In addition to raising awareness around paediatric cancer, Apollo’s Dawn to Dusk (D2D) Duathlon also promotes the need for a healthy lifestyle to ensure a future with less cancer risk. All support raised through Apollo D2D Duathlon 2021 will give young cancer patients, identified by Apollo’s team of oncologists, a chance to live and be the future we can all proudly look forward to. The proceeds from Apollo D2D Duathlon 2021 will directly go into addressing the need of the hour and securing a future for the children.

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Dawn to Dusk Duathlon, D2D – is an initiative by like-minded souls with a dual vision – to contribute to a cause while promoting a healthier lifestyle through running and cycling. The event is supported and organised by Apollo Hospitals & Neville Endeavours Foundation and managed by Show Space. Registrations are open till October 14, 2021.

The participants can register and complete the race on their own from October 15 to November 15, 2021. The participants can run, walk, or cycle to cover the distance of 3 KM – 125 KM at their own pace and location of their choice. People can choose to cycle or run or both. The participants can use a simple watch/stopwatch to note their time or can go for GPS watches, smart-watches, or activity tracking apps on a smartphone. There is no timing partner or timing chip provided for this virtual format of the event.

On completion, the participants will receive an e-certificate with timing, e-badge, finisher medal, finisher t-shirt, and a voucher by Apollo for a discounted health check-up.Banwarilal Purohit, Governor, Tamil Nadu, said, “Apollo’s Dawn to Dusk Duathlon aims to support a worthy cause by raising funds to treat childhood cancers and provide them with a worthy and fit future. Run, Ride and save lives.”

Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals, said, “It gives me great pleasure in kick-starting this duathlon initiative. Pediatric or childhood cancers are the most treatable cancers provided immediate diagnosis and effective treatment.”

Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals, said, “We welcome you all to participate in Apollo Cancer Centres Duathlon and register for this noble cause to treat underprivileged children suffering from pediatric cancers.”

Neville J Bilimoria, Founder, D2D Marathon Neville Endeavours Foundation, said, “We have tied up with Apollo Hospitals for the next five years and hope our collaboration brings fruitful results for the betterment of society.”

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