Newsline-National | October 2019
Elgi’s mite to spread cancer awareness
Elgi Equipments will power the Coimbatore Marathon, to be held in Coimbatore, India on the 6th of October 2019. All proceeds from the marathon will support the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation in its efforts to spread cancer awareness among the masses. ELGi North America, will also sponsor the Susan G Komen’s Race for the Cure®, a marathon focused on fundraising for advancement in breast cancer treatment. The Susan G. Komen marathon is scheduled to be held on the 5th of October, in Charlotte USA. As a lead up to both marathons and in a bid to promote fitness as a means to ward off lifestyle related diseases and build cancer awareness, ELGi employees across the global are gearing up for the #What’sYourFinishLine challenge.
Anvar Jay Varadaraj, Global Brand Leader, ELGi Equipments Ltd said “Across the world, lifestyle behaviours and environmental factors account for around 70-90% of cancer cases. At ELGi we focus on the holistic development of our employees & their families while motivating them to lead healthier lifestyles. By sponsoring both the Coimbatore Marathon and the Susan G Komen Race, we re-emphasise our commitment to causes related to cancer prevention, advances in cancer treatment and finally the
well-being of our employees and community at large.”
ELGi Equipments has been supporting the Coimbatore marathon, at the global headquarters from the very first edition of the event in 2013. Speaking about the marathon, Ramesh Ponnuswami, Executive Director, Elgi Equipments & Race Director of the Coimbatore Marathon said, “We are excited about this year’s theme as it resonates not only with the company’s goal of enabling employees to discover their maximum potential, but also develops a collective identity involving the broader community.”