The Fortis Memorial Research Institute announced a bike rally from the Fortis Cancer Institute to Defense Colony on Sunday. According to the hospital’s press release on Tuesday, more than 70 enthusiasts from the Harley Davidson Riders, Delhi Chapter attended the rally aimed at educating the public about cancer and celebrating the launch of the Fortis Cancer Institute at Defense Colony. The rally started from Fortis Cancer Institute at Defense Colony and ended at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, covering a distance of 29 km.
“Cancer awareness is the key to early detection and better health behavior. The objective of the bike rally was to raise awareness of cancer and also to celebrate the launch of our cancer institute. The newly launched institute will offer personalized treatment for cancer patients, as well as yoga for the healing of mind and body. Cancer is quite common in both developing and developed countries, but awareness is still low among the general population. thus, the Defense Colony bike rally in Gurugram and the launch of the cancer institute are manifestations of our commitment to fight the deadly disease and live healthier and stronger,” said Mahipal Singh Bhanot , facility director, Fortis Memorial Research Institute in a statement.
According to doctors and experts, cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. The number of new cases is expected to increase by around 70% over the next 2 decades and it is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Worldwide, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. About a third of cancer deaths are due to the 5 main behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low consumption of fruits and vegetables, lack of physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption.
Recently, Fortis Healthcare Ltd., one of the largest integrated multi-specialty hospital chains in India, launched the state-of-the-art, patient-centric Fortis Cancer Institute at Defense Colony, New Delhi.