Walk for Heart, Reach for a Heart - Hrudaya Spandana Foundation Walk
• Incidences of CHD (Congenital Heart Diseases) among children in India range from 8-10 for every 1000 live births.
• Heart disease in India occurs 10 to 15 years earlier than in the west. An increasing number of young Indians are falling prey to coronary artery disease. With millions hooked to a roller-coaster lifestyle, the future looks even grimmer.
• Indian women account for 15 per cent of the global burden of heart disease which kills about 15 million people every year.
• 92 million out of India's 285 million smokers don't even know that it's bad for their heart. And if that's still not enough, second hand smoke kills 600,000 people every year out of which 100,000 are children and 87% of deaths due to second hand smoke are due to cardiovascular diseases.
"Our objective is to reduce premature death and suffering from heart and blood vessel disease in India"
We heartily invite you to "Walk for Heart, Reach for a Heart"on March 2nd, 2014 at Necklace Road, opposite PVR Ghat. As you are aware, heart related diseases are the leading cause of deaths worldwide, but 80% of these premature losses can be prevented by general awareness about the common contributing factors (risk factors) and through adequate life-style measures.
We, Prajahitha, a social service organization, in a selfless effort to contribute our part to the greater good of the society, are joining hands with Dr.Sharath Reddy Annam, M.D., D.M., Interventional Cardiologist & Director - Sunshine Heart Institute and team.Together, we intend to spread awareness about common heart related ailments and to reduce the impact of related disease burden on society.
As a noble initiative in this direction, we intend to launch 'Hrudaya Spandana Foundation1, a non-profit endeavor catering to the poor and the needy, especially underprivileged children suffering from birth (congenital) defects, youngsters at risk for heart diseases due to unhealthy lifestyle habits, women, and to unorganized sections of the society. We strongly think and believe you will be an ideal supporter for this righteous cause, and to extend an opportunity to kindle your societal concern and sensibilities. We hope, together we can make a significant contribution to humanity and that your participation will enable us to reach those who matter to care.
Regardingly, ever popular Actor Sri Pavan Kalyan garu & famous film Director Sri Trivikram garu has consented to grace the occasion and also senior officers and professionals from all walks of life to witness the flagging off of this noble proposal followed by a march under the theme "Walk for Heart, Reach for a Heart" We would be really grateful if your organisation can extend a helping hand to this noble cause.