On Sunday, January 31, 2016, thousands from Delhi-NCR came together at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for CanSupport’s 9th Annual Walk For Life: Stride Against Cancer. The Walk was flagged off by Smt. Sangeeta Jaitley, while she and CanSupport Founder-President Smt. Harmala Gupta led the Lap of Honour for Survivors.
Held every year on the Sunday either prior to or after World Cancer Day (February 4), thousands of individuals, families, students and office-goers assemble and walk in solidarity of those touched by cancer at Walk For Life. Amongst the many walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters were also survivors and fighters – easily distinguishable by their proud and courageous donning of yellow t-shirts.
Smt. Sangeeta Jaitley, wife of Hon’ble Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley; Sh. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi; Smt. Priya Dutt, political activist and daughter of late actors Nargis and Sunil Dutt; and Dr. A. P. Maheshwari, Additional Director-General, Border Security Force; were the guests of honour at Walk For Life this year.
Walk For Life 2016 was supported by Boeing International Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. as Principal Sponsor, while Max India Foundation was the Co-Sponsor. A total of 25 schools, 27 colleges and 30 corporate institutions walked besides other individuals and families.