Virtual run for cancer treatment from Grace Cancer foundation, TS  creates World Record

Virtual run for cancer treatment from Grace Cancer foundation, TS creates World Record

Virtual run for cancer treatment from Grace Cancer foundation creates history.

Telangana Health Minister Shri Etela Rajender, flags off the run. 

·      Over One lakh registrations from 100+ countries

·      The World’s largest Run to spread Cancer awareness

·      The Run goes virtual in pandemic times

·      Participants creating history by being part of Guinness World Record 

Hyderabad, 10 October 2020: City based Grace Cancer Foundation hosted the World’s largest Cancer Awareness initiative. The ‘Grace Cancer Run‘ with over a lakh participants from 100 plus countries, taking part, virtually.

The Run organized to commemorate the World Breast Cancer Awareness month, was formally flagged off by Chief Guest Shri Etela Rajender, Hon’ble Minister for Health. Also Medical and Family Welfare, Govt. of Telangana. And in the presence of many Guests including Honorable Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC; 

Shri Rajeshwar Rao, MLC, Govt. of Telangana; 

Shri Sajjanar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad; 

Dr. Chinnababu Sunkavalli, CEO, Grace Cancer Foundation; 

Dr. Niranjan Raj, Race Director; and

Dr. Hemanth Udayaraju, Robotic Surgical Oncologist, Apollo Hospitals, today at Gachibowli stadium. 

The theme of the third edition of the Run, held as a Virtual Run today is, ‘Beat Cancer, Beyond Covid-19.

Chief Guest Shri Etela Rajender, speaking on the occasion said, the incidence of cancer and the consequent deaths have been rapidly rising. And in our state and country over 15% deaths are due to cancer. Despite technology and scientific knowledge taking rapid strides, people continue to fall victims to cancer due to changes in the lifestyle, food habits and the enormous stress they are enduring in today’s world.

The Virtual Run Story In Detail

Several cancer preventive initiatives are being undertaken across the globe and the country. The government itself has several programs to address cancer prevention and treatment. There are many NGOs which are working towards this goal too. Their proactive roles showcase the fact that there is no dearth of donors and people with concern for others. One amongst them is Dr. Chinnababu Sunkavalli, who has been relentlessly working in this area of cancer screening and detection.

Early detection helps to cure cancer and Dr Chinnababu has been working to screen as many people as possible by sending cancer screening buses to the remotest areas to reach the unreached. Telangana state government is ready to provide complete support and encouragement to those who are working for such initiatives.

We want more and more individuals and NGOs to come forward and take such programs ahead. Cancers impact individuals and the families’ dependents on them, both physically and economically, especially those from impoverished families suffer the most, therefore the Government of Telangana is working towards early detection and prevention of cancer.


Shri Sajjanar said, the cancer awareness run initiated by Dr Chinnababu for Hyderabad and both the Telugu states has today gone global with a virtual run. Having over one lakh participants from over 125 countries. Besides COVID, today cancer needs equal importance, as it has been impacting the entire world and virtually every family. Besides the annual awareness run, Grace Cancer Foundation has been undertaking several screening and early cancer detection initiatives and this virtual run is set create the cancer awareness across the globe. I appreciate them for that.

This virtual run is also going to create a Guinness World Record and that is humongous accomplishment. The Grace Cancer Run initiated three years ago in the city of Hyderabad, has achieved unprecedented success, well beyond our imagination.

When we began our objective was limited to spreading cancer awareness in Hyderabad and the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. What we accomplished today with over one lakh participants in 100+ countries is huge and overwhelming and are enormously gratified with the fact that we could reach out and sensitize millions across the globe. The icing on the is the prestigious Guinness World Record, crowning our effort, says Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli, CEO, Grace Cancer Foundation.

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Grace Cancer Run is set to clock two Guinness World Records for being the World’s Largest Cancer Awareness Program. The Records are for having the MOST LIVE VIEWERS FOR A FEMALE HEALTH AWARENESS LESSON ON YOUTUBE, recorded on 10th October 2020, from 7:45 am to 8:30 am IST, www.tinyurtcom/Y7GCR2020 and MOST VIDEOS OF PEOPLE RUNNING / JOGGING UPLOADED TO FACEBOOK IN ONE HOUR on 10 October 2020 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am IST, www.tinyurttom/FBGCR2020

Our excitement has no bounds, we created history by recording this as the world’s largest cancer awareness drive. In the annals this run will remain memorable forever. It’s a moment of pride that India took the lead in sensitizing the world about the killer disease, through this mammoth run, says Dr Niranjan Raj, Race Director, Grace Cancer Foundation.

The ‘Grace Cancer Run’ format was virtual this year to beat the unprecedented times witnessed by the world due to the all-pervading COVID 19 fear. Virtual Run enabled the Foundation to seek participation of entrants from across the globe and reach the message of early Cancer detection and prevention to a significantly large population, in every nook and corner of the globe. The Virtual Run was in three categories of 5K, 10K and Half Marathon of 21.1K.

The huge participation is a significant impetus to our mission to drive physical activity as a means to stay healthy and prevent non-communicable diseases like Cancer. It’s imperative that everyone embraces a healthy lifestyle and keeps Cancer at bay, says Dr Hemanth Udayaraju, Robotic Surgical Oncologist, Apollo Hospitals.

The ‘Grace Cancer Run’ was Powered by Ryan and was organized in Partnership with Society for Cyberabad Security Council, in Association with Hyderabad Runners, was Sponsored by, Novartis and Supporter by NMDC.

Virtual Run & About Grace Cancer Foundation

We are the only charity organization that works across every aspect of cancer; we help people from prevention to early diagnosis through to treatment and beyond. Grace Cancer Foundation is founded with the vision to alleviate cancer burden through Education, Early detection, Treatment, Rehabilitation and cutting-edge Research for the needy.

We aim to provide CURE, CARE and COMPASSION and commitment to the needy people by holistic approach. We believe that every person on earth, irrespective of their Social and Economic status, has equal right to treatment. We intend to create an organization that helps people around the globe in their quest to conquer Cancer.

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