THE COIMBATORE CANCER FOUNDATION
The Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF) in association with Coimbatore Runners, the force behind the Coimbatore Marathon have been working non-stop to ensure that the running event is a memorable one. Founded on 4th March 1991, CCF operates out of G Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore. The Coimbatore Marathon brings together people from various walks of life from across the country to help spread awareness and support those who are fighting cancer.
CCF’s vision is to create a world-class marathon which the citizens of Coimbatore will be proud to host, year on year, with runners from all over taking part.
By hosting the marathon every year on the first Sunday of October, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CCF aims to make the Coimbatore Marathon a permanent fixture in the running calendar of the country. The beautiful vistas, the brilliant weather and the warm, hospitable people of the city are sure to make the event exciting – in all, this has all the makings of a not-to-be-missed occasion that the running community can look forward to every year.
CCF has teamed up with Coimbatore Runners and Show Space to bring to you the Coimbatore Marathon. Coimbatore Cancer Foundation was conceived by “Padmabhushan” Shri. K. Sreenivasan, who was himself a cancer patient. The Foundation was and established on 4th March, 1991 and currently functions as a registered charitable trust and a research institution providing Counseling and Cancer Care Support to patients and their family members in the cancer wards (VNCC) of G Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore.
Coimbatore Runners is an informal assembly of people who share a passion for running, founded in December 2011. Presently the group has about 325 members, with a broad spectrum of interests, professions and various age groups. The primary intent of the group is to promote recreational running as one of the choices for a healthier lifestyle. Membership is free.
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