Pinkathon aligns with Colors for 5th edition

23 Nov,2016

By Santosh Jangid

 

United Sisters Foundation and Maximus Events along with former model, actor and Pinkathon founder Milind Soman formally announced the launch of the fifth edition run in Mumbai. This year Colors is actively associated with the run along with Bajaj Electricals.

 

Said Soman: , “We are very excited to bring Colors Mumbai Pinkathon once again. We are confident the city and its people will support us and help make this run a success. It is more than a marathon. It is the seed of change and the first step in empowerment is taking control of your own health, respecting yourself and understanding and celebrating the value you bring to your family and society. Empowerment is not a gift of society; it is a gift you give yourself.”

 

Said Raj Nayak, CEO – Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18 – “This year, Pinkathon will be known as Colors Pinkathon and hopefully will add more vibrant colours to all the women participating in the marathon. We are firm believers of women empowerment and this association, with Pinkathon, is our way to say thank you to the women who strive to make our lives easier every single day.”

 

Added Beena Koshy, Vice President & Head – Advertising & Brand Development, Bajaj Electricals:, “We, at Bajaj Electricals, are proud to partner with Pinkathon in this great initiative specifically for women. The year 2016 is being celebrated at Bajaj as the year of the Girl Child.  We would also be rewarding special categories of runners like the senior citizens, the visually challenged or even the new MOMs who were running with babies.”

 

Deveika Bhojwani, Vice President, Women’s Cancer Initiative at the Tata Memorial Hospital said, “Having worked towards the cause of breast cancer awareness for several years, I firmly believe that Indian women need to realise how important it is to understand the ailment and its risks. In addition, it is crucial to get yourself checked, spread the word on a personal basis, and adopt fitness as a way of life.”

 

The event will be held on Sunday, December 18 at MMRDA Grounds, BKC with over 10,000 women expected to participate

 

 

Raj Nayak, CEO – Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18 on the Pinkathon association:

:: Five years ago if somebody told me that we are having a marathon only for women I couldn’t visualise it and believe that women would actually come and run but when I’ve seen it grown, I think it can become bigger. I don’t see a reason five years from now why one lakh fifty-thousand women in the city of Mumbai wont run for Pinkathon.

 

:: The way Milind Soman and Reema have built this over a period of time I think they started with 2000 people in Mumbai, today across 8 cities over a lakh of women run and last year in Mumbai alone 11000 women ran. So it’s a great initiative and not only are women coming and running and they are not just in their teens but women from 30, 40, 50, 60, 65 years of age are running. It’s a great thing and not only are they running for themselves but they are also running for a cause. It’s a movement thats begun and we at Colors like to be associated with issues, we like to be associated with women centric issues and we believe that as a responsible broadcaster we have a role to play in the society and Pinkathon is one place where whatever money is collected is given for the breast cancer treatment. It’s a great cause and we are very very happy to be associated with it.

 

:: We have always been associated with social issues in our channel be it child marriage, widow remarriage, bonded labor, show on transgender. Now we have consciously made it a point that even outside the box we want to be associated with events and what we do within the screen we want to do it outside the screen.

 

 

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