Bipasha Basu is supporting a breast cancer awareness event, SBI Pinkathon, a 10 km run for women. Organized by on December 14, 2014 the event will be held this year in Mumbai after Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune. Model and actor, Milind Soman recently announced the event at a press conference and will be joining Basu.

 

The actress will be supporting the event for the third consecutive year and believes that this gives women a chance to come out of their shells and talk about the issue. The event is aimed at encouraging an active lifestyle and overall fitness for women and to help create awareness about breast cancer.

 

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Pinkvilla reported Basu saying, “It gives me immense pride and joy to join 10,000 women in support of a noble endeavour like HCG Pinkathon for the second year. I believe each of us need to be conscious and watchful against a condition like breast cancer all the time. HCG Pinkathon is doing something praiseworthy when it comes to spreading awareness and educating women about causes and prevention through the run. I am looking forward to supporting the cause and congratulate Mumbaikars for doing the same.”

 

The event is expected to have over 10,000 participants. According to The News Reports, the event will have a diverse set of participants- from an 18 month old girl to a 79-year-old lady, a squad of blind girls and one of cancer survivors. Other celebrities supporting the event are Lisa Haydon, Karisma Kapoor and Gul Panag.