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मंगलवार, 20 जून 2017

The Running Community That's Fighting to Change Health Care for Women In India

The Running Community That's Fighting to Change Health Care for Women In India
- It's a sunny Sunday morning, and I'm surrounded by Indian women wearing saris, spandex, and tracheostomy tubes. All of them are eager to hold my hand as we walk, and to tell me all about their cancer journeys and running habits.
Each year, the group of cancer survivors walks together up stone stairs and dirt paths to the top of Nandi Hills, an ancient hill forest on the outskirts of their hometown, Banaglore, India, to share their cancer stories with the rest of the group. The "survivors' hike" is a tradition meant to honor the cancer survivors and their family members who make up the running community of Pinkathon—India's largest women-only racing circuit (3K, 5K, 10K, and half marathon)—as it heads into its annual race. As an American journalist interested in learning about Pinkathon, I feel lucky to be welcomed on the excursion.