Chennai: On the occasion of World Cancer Day, Chennai-based Sankalp Beautiful World and Shiva Ravi, an ultra-endurance cyclist, embarked on a mission in support of cancer patients.
Shiva pedalled from Chennai to Visakhapatnam and back to Chennai covering 1600 km in eight days with an objective to create awareness, raise funds for cancer cause and encourage people to fight against cancer.
‘We all need to come together to fight against cancer by creating awareness and sensitising people. Cancer is curable if detected at an early stage and I have known people who have overcome this successfully,’ said Shiva.
He added, “My grandmother died of cancer 17 years back. Unfortunately, it was detected at a very late stage and treatment options were also significantly limited then. She is one of the reasons and motivation because of which I joined Sankalp in this noble cause to create awareness and support in a small way.’