Ludhiana: Bike rally spreads awareness on prostate cancer

Ludhiana: Bike rally spreads awareness on prostate cancer

Bikers participate in a rally to observe September as Prostate Cancer Month in Ludhiana. Photo: Ashwani Dhiman

Ludhiana, September 19

Uro-Oncology Institute of Aykai Hospital organised a motorcycle rally to observe September as prostate cancer month. A team of 100 bikers, including urologist and transplant surgeon and chairman, Aykai, Dr BS Aulakh and his team, the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, and Super Bikers from all over the state took in the 27-km rally, which went around the city.

The rally started from Guru Nanak Stadium and culminated at Aykai Hospital. The aim of the rally was to spread awareness on prostate and uro cancers among the community.

The rally was flagged of by NK Chand, Principal Commissioner, Income Tax, and Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu. The participants carried placards with information on prostate cancer.

While sensitising residents, Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh said, “Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men. Generally, people get worried when they are diagnosed with cancer. But, thanks to today’s technology as cancer patients have a high survival rate and the journey has become easier. Hence, there is tremendous need to create awareness about prostate cancer.”

“The motive behind this rally is to enlighten more and more people of our city so that they must come forward and get themselves investigated to avoid future complications,” Dr Aulakh added.The rally was received by singer and artistes Amar Noorie, Feroz Khan, Kamal Khan and Masha Ali.

The riders were felicitated by Noorie and her team. Noorie said, “Awareness plays an essential role in human life. Such activities will definitely make individuals live a safe and healthy life.”—TNS

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