NOIDA, India, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
In association with Supertech Group and Network18, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals organised the Noida 10K run at Ramleela Ground, Noida Stadium, Sector 21A, Noida on July 8, 2012. In the wee hours of Sunday at 5:30am, around 13,000 people participated in the 10-km run tagged 'RUN KO BANAO FUN'.
The run was supported by Hindustan Times, Barista-Lavazza, Smile Foundation, Bisleri, PVR Cinemas, Spice Mobile, Fever 104 FM, Lotto, Running and Living, Make a Wish, Café Buddy and Gold's Gym.
Organized to spread awareness about healthy living and emphasize the importance of clean and green surroundings, it also aimed to bring people together and motivate the community to take the necessary steps possible towards a healthy environment. The messages promoting the Sunday run included: Run for clean, green and safe Noida; Run for a strong Noida; Run for a healthy Noida; Run for a healthy you.
Mr Jaideep Gupta, MD, 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. Simultaneously, this initiative is also meant to accelerate awareness about sensitive environmental issues and encourage healthy living habits."
With thousands of runners racing across the track, the stadium was abuzz with positive energy. The run also acted as a massive show of solidarity and unity of purpose, not only via the partners and sponsors of the run but also through the active participation of people in and around Noida. Almost 40 doctors and nurses from Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, as well as their families, also ran for the cause.
About Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals:
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, India's first JCI accredited hospital, is a joint venture between the Government of Delhi and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. Commissioned in July 1996, it is the third super-specialty tertiary care hospital set up by the Apollo Hospitals Group. Spread over 15 acres, it houses 57 specialties with more than 300 specialists and more than 600 operational beds, 19 operation theatres, 138 ICU beds, round-the-clock pharmacy, NABL accredited laboratories, 24-hour emergency services and an active air ambulance service. Apollo Hospitals Delhi has the leading programme in kidney and liver transplant in the country. The first successful paediatrics and adult liver transplants in India were performed at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. The hospital is at the forefront of medical technology and expertise. It provides a complete range of latest diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities for the care of its patients. The Hospital has introduced the most sophisticated imaging technology to India with the introduction of 64 slice CT and 3 Tesla MRI, Novalis Tx and HIFU. Indraprastha Apollo has also pioneered the concept of preventive health check programmes and has created a satisfied customer base over decades. The Hospital has been consistently ranked amongst the best 10 hospitals in India by The Week survey for the past several years. For more information, visit www.apollohospdelhi.com
About Apollo Hospitals, Noida:
At Apollo Hospitals Noida, we ensure world-class modern and effective healthcare services because we value your life. Apollo is considered as one of the top rated hospitals in India, for its medical expertise and modern equipments. Our hospital has 3 operational theaters supported with 42 well equipped operational beds and 20 day care beds to put great emphasis on patient care and comfort. Apart from this, there are 15 well-furnished O.P.D rooms supported with all modern equipment and 24 hours emergency services by the known specialists of the world. Besides, there are also 24 hr ambulance services, pharmacy facility within the hospital range, 24 hr lab facility and many more. Equipped with all essential features, we assure you that you are in the best possible hands, if you have to take your known ones to the hospital. For more information, visit www.apollohospitalsnoida.com
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