Navi Mumbaikars Plan to Cycle and Run to Encourage People to Quit Smoking
Date: 10th May 2014
A group of people in Navi Mumbai has planned a new campaign to inspire people to trigger off smoking cessation. The group, known as “Tabofa” or 'Take a breath of fresh air' will cycle along the road on Saturday and Sunday. Along with this event, the group will also take part in a running event to spread a message on the significance of quit smoking and maintaining fitness as well as sound health.
Further, news sources reveal that more than 120 fitness buffs, who quit smoking recently, will take part in the 110-km long cycling event, from Nerul's NRI Colony to Gateway of India. This event will also encompass the central corridor and back through the Western Expressway on Saturday. After this event, a 21-km long running race will take place alongside the Palm Beach Road on Sunday.
The cycling event will kick-start from Seawoods Estate on Saturday at around 8.30pm. Kripa Sagar, a 48-year-old lady and her friends, who were earlier under the grip of smoking addiction, played a leading role in forming Tabofa. Kripa Sagar states that the cycle event as well as the marathon event is aimed at helping cancer patients through the income produced by this event. She adds that the earnings will be provided to JanaRakshita, an NGO.