In a remarkable showcase of global unity and determination, the Quambiant Global Grace Cancer Run-2023 took place at Gachibowli Stadium this Sunday morning. Organized by the Grace Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Quambiant Developers, the event marked its 6th edition, solidifying its position as the world's largest cancer awareness run.
With an impressive turnout of 15,000 participants from Hyderabad and over one lakh individuals from 130 countries, the marathon broke barriers by organizing the run in dual modes—virtual and physical. The event’s unique approach highlighted its global outreach, emphasizing the importance of cancer awareness on an international scale.
The theme for this year's run, 'Be Light,' symbolized hope and resilience, resonating deeply with the participants. Runners enthusiastically competed in the 5K, 10K, and 21.1K (Half Marathon) categories, showcasing their dedication to the cause. The event witnessed the gracious presence of renowned film actress, Kajol Agarwal, who honoured cancer conquerors during the closing ceremony, adding a touch of inspiration to the occasion.
Stephen Raveendra, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, acknowledged the significance of the event, emphasizing the dedication required for marathon training. The run also celebrated outstanding achievements, with winners in the 21.1K and 10K categories receiving cash prizes for their exceptional performances.
Keynote speakers, including Vijay Mantani, Vice President of Engineering at Microsoft, and JA Chowdary, Founding Director of Software Technology Parks of India, highlighted the importance of leading active lifestyles and staying fit. Their insights added depth to the event’s overarching message.
Beyond the marathon, the Quambiant Global Grace Cancer Run-2023 represents a social movement. Funds raised from the event will contribute to the Grace Cancer Foundation's mission of alleviating the cancer burden through education, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and cutting-edge research. Notable sponsors, including Quambiant Developers, Natco, Microsoft, Providence, NMDC, Movers.com, Pi Health, and Smart IMS, played a pivotal role in supporting the event.
Looking ahead, the organizers express their commitment to expanding collaborative efforts. Engaging with corporates, radio channels, housing societies, and Police Mitra, among others, will enhance the event’s reach, spreading the critical message of cancer awareness to a wider audience.