Corporate Cricket Tournament, Pre event Press
Bat, Bowl and Score against Breast Cancer!
And, field with Kauvery Hospitals, to raise awareness on breast cancer!
Kauvery Hospital hosts a cricket tournament, for the first time at M. A Chidambaram Stadium
- 48 corporate teams would be participating in the tournament which shall be held on Oct 13th, 14th 15th (At YMCA and St Bedes) and the final match on Oct 16th at M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- The participants shall play for a great cause, to raise awareness on breast cancer
- The resources raised shall be used for funding breast cancer screening programs for women, especially in semi-rural and rural areas.
Kauvery Hospital. one of the leading healthcare chains in Tamil Nadu, shall be organizing a corporate cricket tournament to focus attention on October, the breast cancer awareness month, and to raise awareness about prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
The funds raised through the tournament shall fuel breast cancer screening programs.
The matches, that shall be in the league format, shall be held over 4 days at Chennai, from 13th to 16th October 2022. The members shall be playing for a cause, as they play their dream innings at one of the largest stadiums in India, the renowned MA Chidambaram stadium. 48 corporate teams, representing institutions such as TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, Accenture, to name a few, shall be taking part in the tournament.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, even those as young as 22 years of age. It accounts for about 25% of total cancers among women. Lower survival rates can be attributed to the lack of awareness among the population about periodical screening and tests to detect breast cancer early. It is important to be aware that breast cancer can be treated and survival rates can be improved with early detection.
"Unlike other cancers, the symptoms of breast cancer can be detected through regular self-examination, where women can detect changes in the breast that call for seeking medical advice. However, the awareness on self-examinations and access to screenings are still lacking.
With the advancements in treatments for Breast Cancer, early detection is crucial. We would like to bridge this gap by making screenings for breast cancer accessible for women from different walks of life, and at locations such as corporates, colleges, rural areas etc.
Cricket, the most loved sport of the people of Chennai, is the medium through which we would like to raise this awareness," says Dr. Iyappan Ponnuswamy, Medical Director, Kauvery Hospital Chennai.
The Mammobus, a mobile center for investigation and diagnosis, shall provide tests such as X-Ray, Mammogram and pap smear, along consultation with a doctor. The aim is to screen 10000 women over the next 3 years, across Tamil Nadu.
Speaking on the initiative, Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Co -Founder and Executive Director Kauvery Hospital Chennai, says " The need to create awareness on early detection of breast cancer has been our prime focus, Through an initiative such as a Corporate Cricket Tournament, we shall be able to paint this on wider canvas. We are also proud to mention that we are the first healthcare institution to organize a match in the iconic M.A Chidambaram Stadium. I thank the corporate teams for taking part in this noble cause, and making an impact, by saving lives. Apart from creating awareness on breast cancer, this tournament shall also celebrate and promote an active lifestyle, and the need to stay fit in order to combat disease. Together let's bat against cancer."
On the sidelines of the tournament, there shall be free mammogram screenings available for women, on all 4 days of the match, at the venue from 6 am - 6 pm.
Preliminary matches on 13th, 14th, 15th October, at YMCA and St Bede's.
Final match on 16th October, at M.A Chidambaram Stadium