Run for Healthy Heart attracts over 2,000 participants

Published on October 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM · No Comments

Run for Healthy Heart Organized by Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and Supported by the Billion Hearts Beating Foundation Attracts More Than 2,000 Participants

In association with the Billion Hearts Beating Foundation, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals organised a 5-km run titled 'Dil ki Daud'. In the wee hours of Sunday, more than 2,000 people participated in the 5-km run, which kicked off at 6:45 am. India's first blade runner and Kargil War amputee hero Retd. Major Devender Pal Singh - also participated in order to encourage the runners for a healthy living.

Organized to spread awareness about heart diseases, it aimed to bring people together and motivate the community to take the necessary steps towards a healthy lifestyle. The healthy heart run witnessed enthusiastic participation from school and college students, RWA members, various corporate houses, delegates from embassies, the staff of Apollo Hospitals as well as other citizens.

Mr Jaideep Gupta, Managing Director, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, said, "Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals has always promoted initiatives that foster healthy living. The objective behind supporting such a run is to spread awareness about the tangible benefits of exercise and encourage positive action. This is the third consecutive year that we have organised the run to promote healthy living and we are overwhelmed by the response and support from residents of neighbouring colonies, school and college students as well as our staff."

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