Apollo Proton Cancer Centre Organises ‘The Care Walk’ to Honour and Celebrate Nurses on ‘International Nurses Day’
Walking the ramp, cancer winners expressed their gratitude to the nurses for their selfless services
Chennai, May 12, 2023: Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, (APCC) the first Proton Therapy Centre in South Asia & The Middle East today organized ‘The Care Walk’ a unique fashion walk to celebrate International Nurses Day. The APCC’s nightingales crisscrossed the ramp along with cancer winners for whom they go the extra mile in offering love and care during their toughest times. One of the major attractions during the event was ‘Unveiling the Portrait of Florence Nightingale’ during the Nurses Award Ceremony.
The fashion walk was graced by Chief Guest Dr. Kalanidhi Veeraswamy, Hon’ble Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha, along with Guests of Honour Mr. Sidney Sladen, Celebrity Fashion Designer, Mr Harshad Reddy, Director-Group Oncology and International, Apollo Hospitals and Ms. Beena Pasha, Celebrity Fashion Designer, Zonal Head – Dreamzone School of Creative Studies.
The event was witnessed by Dr. Rakesh Jalali, Medical Director & HOD Radiation Oncology, Mr. Karan Puri, Chief Operating Officer, and Dr. Shanthi Radhakrishnan, Medical Superintendent from Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai.
‘The Care Walk’ is an initiative to recognize and celebrate the selfless service of the nursing staff, who deserve every ‘Thank you’ that they receive. The walk was not just a fashion walk, it’s a walk of honour, a tribute to their dedication, hard work, and commitment to patient care, which is essential to the success of any healthcare system. The initiative also recognized the critical role played by nurses in patient care and honored them during the event as a token of appreciation for their reigning spirit.
As part of the event a Portrait of Florence Nightingale, painted by one of our nurses from Apollo Proton Cancer Centre was unveiled by the Dr. Kalanidhi Veeraswamy, Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Dr. Kalanidhi Veeraswamy, Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha, said, “Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system. Their contribution is invaluable, and their hard work and dedication are inspiring. On this International Nurses Day, we acknowledge their role in saving lives and supporting doctors, especially during these challenging times. I am delighted to be a part of this event, which recognizes their selfless service and commitment to patient care.” Mr. Harshad Reddy, Director-Group Oncology & International, Apollo Hospitals, said, “Nurses play a critical role in ensuring that patients receive the right care at the right time. They are the ones who are at the forefront of patient care, and their dedication and hard work are essential for the success of any healthcare system. At APCC, we are proud of our nurses, who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to patient care. This event is our way of recognizing and showcasing their contributions and expressing our gratitude for their