Gangtok: Sikkim’s own ‘Marathon, Man’ Amar Subba, is all set to run from Singtam to Gangtok — a distance of about 27 km — in a bid to raise funds for cancer patient Bandana Subba on May 5.

Bandana, 21, was diagnosed with leukemia (blood cancer) earlier this year and is currently undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. She is a student of Nar Bahadur Degree College in Tadong.

Addressing media persons at Press Club of Sikkim on Sunday, Subba said, “It is a small initiative from my side in association with Press Club of Sikkim and Sikkim Limboo Youth Association (SLYA) to help to the girl. It would be a matter of great pride and joy if our charity run can add to help gain her health back. I call upon all the communities, NGOs and organisations to come forward and support the cause. Anyone can be a part of this run.”

SLYA advisor JS Subba recalled her as a bright student, who loves writing poems and being involved in social activities.

“She has been getting support from various organisations of the state but she requires more than Rs 10 lakh for treatment. Therefore, we came up with this charity run. We will avail of all the technical support to the runner that day,” said Subba. Various organisations and individuals from Sikkim are also extending their support to her.

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