Forum Purple Run 2019
The sky was purple and so were our hearts on 28th September when the Forum Purple Run 2019 came to an exhilarating end! 3000+ Chennaiites had come together to support us and our cause! The ‘Fun Run’ was a 5 km run held at Besant Nagar along with fun activities lined up for the participants. The Forum Purple Run, a run initiated solely for the purpose to create awareness on Alzheimer’s witnessed it’s 3rd edition in Chennai this year.
Forum Purple Run was held across 8 Forum malls in 6 cities:
- Forum Mall Koramangala, Bangalore
- Forum Shantiniketan, Bangalore
- Forum Neighbourhood Mall, Bangalore
- Forum Vijaya Mall, Chennai
- Forum Fiza Mall, Mangalore
- Forum Sujana Mall, Hyderabad
- Forum Centre City, Mysore
- Forum Celebrations Mall, Udaipur
The main aim of the run was to create awareness of Alzheimer’s, a disease that has immensely affected India but is not well known. About 4 million people in India are affected by Alzheimer’s but the majority of the country is not educated on the disease. The Forum Purple Run organized by the Prestige group aims at shedding light on this hidden problem prevailing in India. Proceeds of the run are to be donated in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.
But, what is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to slowly degenerate and die. It is the most common cause of dementia among adults. It causes continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person’s ability to function independently. India has the third-largest caseload in the world after China and the US. Reports suggest that about 7.3 million citizens are to be affected by Alzheimer’s by the end of 2030.
Forum Purple Run 2019:
The event took place at Olcott Memorial School, Besant Nagar and over 3000 enthusiastic participants were united together for a cause. All the participants had assembled around 4.30 AM for a quick Zumba session to flex their muscles before the actual run for Alzheimer’s had begun! To keep the runners energetic and motivated we had a few of our special guests address the participants. These guests were none other than actors from the movie ‘Puppy’, Varun and Samyuktha Hedge, Dharan Kumar -Music Director and Nattu – Director of the movie along with Ram Nishath and Vivek from Black Sheep. The run was flagged off at 5 AM after which refreshments were provided to keep up the spirit.
Winners of the run:
The immense feeling of finishing a run and the joy of coming first was surely experienced by our winners.
The winner – male category was Isaac Kemboi
The winner – female category was K Geetha
The first runner up in the male category was Pandi followed by R. Anish
The first runner up in the female category was S Poongodi followed by Janaki Venkat.
We will be back!
The astounding turn out and the unbelievable enthusiasm of the participants made this event a victorious one. We are grateful for the love bestowed upon us and the support shown towards our noble cause. With this in mind, we bid adieu to you and hope to see you again next year at the Forum Purple Run.