Mumbai Marathon: ‘Make Mumbai disability free’

Sunday’s Tata Mumbai Marathon ended with a bang. An interesting group participated with an aim to raise awareness regarding Jaipur foot. As a symbolic gesture, 77 participants wore a cap with ‘I love Jaipur Foot’ caption on it

Mumbai Marathon: ‘Make Mumbai disability free’If you hit the road to witness or participate the Tata Mumbai Marathon on Sunday, you would have seen two tall men on stilts, who walked along the dream run track with a banner, “Make India disability free”, for the inclusion of people from all walks of life. The idea, according to them is about creating awareness. […]

Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialogues

There are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant is getting larger. Owing to which, Mumbai’s Apex Kidney Foundation created awareness on organ donation through Mumbai Marathon by flashing boards regarding the same. The kidney transplant patients participated in the marathon

Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialoguesDialogues of the superhit movies like Dangal, Bahubali and Dabangg were used for this organ donation campaign. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shibani Gulati, who participated in the Mumbai Marathon said, “Even after kidney transplantation, I do not consider myself as a patient. Since the year 2014, I am running 21Km marathon. My husband has […]

Mumbai Marathon: Awareness was created on haemophilia and cancer

Many participated in the Mumbai Marathon to create awareness on haemophilia and cancer. Hemophilia is a group of inherited bleeding disorder that causes abnormal or exaggerated bleeding and poor blood clotting. In India, approximately, 19,000 whereas in Maharashtra, 4,000 patients are there

Mumbai Marathon: Awareness was created on haemophilia and cancerWhile speaking to My Medical Mantra, Balshiram Gadhve Haemophilia Society Mumbai Chapter in Parel, said “We participated in the Mumbai Marathon to create awareness on haemophilia. In Mumbai, there are 800 patients of haemophilia. It is a hereditary disease. There is no awareness reading haemophilia. So, we are trying to create awareness through Mumbai Marathon.” […]

‘Mumbai Marathon gave me a new lease of life’

To participate in the Mumbai Marathon, Vidya Kadam comes to Mumbai every year. Vidya is wheel-chair bound and cannot walk. But, confining to the wheel chair doesn’t mean the end of life is the message which Vidya conveys through Marathon every year

‘Mumbai Marathon gave me a new lease of life’‘Confining to the wheel chair doesn’t mean the end of life. Mumbai Marathon gave me new hope to live. It gave me a new lease of life’, are the words of Vidya Kadam who participated in the Mumbai Marathon. Since last two years, Vidya without fail comes to Mumbai from Satara, to participate in the […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We participated to create awareness on organ donation’

Every year, Mumbai Marathon witnesses the participation of enthusiastic runners. People participate in the marathon to create awareness on vital issues like healthy living, global warming, child education, child labour, save and plant trees, save the girl child and so on. Today, Kasliwal family participated in the Mumbai Marathon, to create awareness regarding organ donation. Yes! You heard it right!

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We participated to create awareness on organ donation’There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

School girls to participate in Mumbai Marathon, demand tax-free sanitary pads

Sanitary napkin which is the necessity of every woman is currently in the 12% GST slab. Women’s organisations across the country have protested against the decision of the government. Now, four schoolgoing girls from the rural areas will participate in the Mumbai Marathon by demanding to make the sanitary pads available at an affordable price. Thus, stressing on maintaining the menstrual hygiene as well

School girls to participate in Mumbai Marathon, demand tax-free sanitary padsOn the issue of tax-free sanitary napkins, Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP is ready to take on the Modi government. She tweeted, “Women’s health, cleanliness and the facilities should not be the government’s medium of generating revenue. Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right. We will put forward these demands amongst the people.”#NoGSTForSanitaryPads […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency’

With the Tata Mumbai Marathon round the corner, organisers of the marathon are taking precautionary steps, for the benefit of the participants. A dedicated team of doctors at the Asian Heart Institute is gearing up for the grand event to be held on January 21, 2018

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency’The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has been the medical partner for the Mumbai Marathon for the past fourteen years in succession. From AHI, 70 rehabilitated cardiac patients (13 half marathoners and 57 dream runners) are participating in the marathon this year. Dr Ramakanta Panda, Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai says, […]

Mumbai Marathon: Cardiac rehab for heart patients to get them running

Tata Mumbai Marathon is round the corner and people have geared up to give their best. A lot of heart patients have also prepped up for the same. Dr Nilesh Gautam, the medical director for the Marathon this year, lists out some dos and don’ts for the heart patients

Mumbai Marathon: Cardiac rehab for heart patients to get them runningEach marathon is a new adventure!  For many runners, the desire to run for a marathon is about a personal challenge. You might want to test your limits or prove that you can go the distance. However, finishing a marathon is an enormous accomplishment no matter what your time is. As runners gear up to […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’

Tata Mumbai Marathon or the ‘dream run’ is all set to begin in the next five days. This year, many cardiac patients in the team under special supervision of doctors are participating. My Medical Mantra talks to one such patient who will run 10 kms after joining a cardiac rehab just 15 days after his surgery

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’Every adventure has someone’s story to tell and so are various unique stories of participants at the Mumbai Marathon this year. Scheduled on January 21, it has many patients who have undergone cardiac surgeries and are back to their routine. For an engineer working with an esteemed organisation realising that he suffered from an acute […]

Get, set, go: Tips to keep in mind before the Mumbai Marathon

Each marathon is a new adventure!  For many runners, the desire to run for a marathon is about a personal challenge. You might want to test your limits or prove that you can go the distance. However, finishing a marathon is an enormous accomplishment no matter what your time is. As runners gear up to hit the streets for the Mumbai Marathon on January 21, know how to keep your spirits high!

Get, set, go: Tips to keep in mind before the Mumbai MarathonThe final week is a crucial time for marathoners. All the tough training needs to count and therefore it is important to look after yourself and your body during this final phase. For marathoners: Take it easy. Run with your peer group. You already have got your best timing. This is not the time to […]