Olympic medallist boxer Mary Kom on Tuesday joined hands with multi-super speciality hospital Artemis in the fight against cancer and cardiac diseases among women in the country and asked them to take care of their health.
Mary Kom was present at the 'Women's cancer and cardiac awareness and screening camp' organised here by Artemis Hospital. The initiative aims at spreading awareness about these diseases across the country, including the North East where these are highly prevalent.
The primary objective of the camp was to educate people on the early symptoms of the disease and the preventive measures that one can take at an early stage.
Expressing her appreciation on the initiative undertaken by Artemis Hospitals, Mary Kom said, "Women are the backbone of society; they play multiple roles every day, right from taking care of their families to supporting them emotionally and financially. In the whole cycle, they majorly forget to take care of themselves. Women should not forget that they are the creators, care takers, fighters and winners in every aspect of their lives.
"There is a great need for them to awaken themselves to this realization and look after themselves better. I hope my association with Artemis will motivate women to be more thoughtful about their health issues. The need of the hour is to educate everyone about the highly prevalent cancer and heart diseases and make people aware," said the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist.
"That is why we are joining hands and taking this initiative forward to the North-eastern part of India, where there are a large number of cancer and heart disease incidences and very low consciousness of the same."