International Womens' Day 2013

Mumbai: The personnel of Indian Overseas Bank, Colaba celebrated International Women's Day with women patients at CPAA's head office. They made their day very special by distributing gift bags to them.

An open forum lecture on breast and cervical cancer was held in association with Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal on 7 March. Dr. C J Joshi and Dr. Mandakini Purandare were the guest speakers at this forum which was attended by over 200 people.

New Delhi: An breast cancer awareness program was organised at Suryaa Hotel on 8 March to celebrate International Women's Day. Dr. Kanchan Kaur, Breast Disease Specialist from Medanta Hospital addressed over 65 women from all walks of life, present there. The enthralling standup act by comedian Neeti Palta tickled everybody's funny bone while activist, Neelam Katara's spoke to the women about standing up and fighting for their rights. The programme was ably compeered by Ridhima Batra. All the women delegates were offered free nail art and beauty treatments along-with food and wine served by Surya Hotel.

Pune: The Women's Day celebration was hosted by Hotel Sun-n-Sand on 8 March for 80 patients and their care-givers. Dr. Chetan Deshmukh addressed the group about the psychological and emotional problems faced cancer patients. Kits for the glass painting rangoli activity and prizes for the three winners were sponsored by Pidilite. High tea was served to all the guests by Hotel Sun-n-Sand.


A music programme by Rahul Pawar in association with Shraddha Charitable Foundation was arranged on 13 April at Sion Hospital. Patients from Tata Memorial Hospital, B J Wadia Hospital, KEM Hospital and Sion Hospital along-with the doctors and donors thoroughly enjoyed this musical evening. The children took to the floors and danced to their hearts content. They were treated to a delicious lunch and gifts thereafter.

On 16 April donor Shaherbanoo Laghad took 15 childhood cancer patients to Mahalakshmi Race Course to observe how the race horses are trained and cared for at the stables. They also learnt about their exercise, diet and nutrition. They were thrilled to touch and feel the horses and take photographs with them. This was a unique experience for the children struggling with their own disease and its treatment.

On 22 April, CPAA patron, actor Vivek Oberoi invited 35 childhood cancer patients to the Famous Studios to view the shooting of his show 'India's Best Dramebazz'. They thoroughly enjoyed this children's reality show and were treated to lunch and gifts.

Early Detection camps were held at Rani, Rajasthan on 23 and 24 March in association with Bramakumaris (Rani Centre) and sponsored by Lions Club of North Bombay and Lions Club of Rani for 400 people. Another camp was held at Dharwad, Hubli on 3 and 4 April in association with FPA India and sponsored by Mahindra Finance Limited for 431 healthy individuals.

Cancer screening camps were conducted on 27 and 28 April in association with Royal Rajasthan Club for 504 healthy women. Ms. Tara Sharma was the chief guest.

An open forum on breast and cervical cancer was held on 28 March in association with Carter Road Police Station, Bandra for over 500 people. The panelists included Dr. Mandakini Purandare, Dr. Hemant Tongaonkar , Neeta More, Jt. Commissioner Shri Sadanand Date, ACP Vishwas Nangre Patil and Ms. Sameera Reddy.

Awareness lectures were conducted by CPAA's Neeta More and CPAA Panel doctor Dr C J Joshi at Rajasthan Royal Club on 28 April for 500 men.

New Delhi branch:

CPAA along-with the Surgery Department (AIIMS) and Rotary Club of Delhi Safdurjung celebrated the first anniversary of thier Breast Cancer Support group on 8 March. 150 survivors and their family members who have benefited from this programme attended this celebration. The program started with a panel discussion on the latest medical breakthrough in breast cancer treatment. The expert panel comprised of Prof. M C Misra, Head of Surgery Department ; Prof. P K Julka, Head of Radio Therapy and Prof Anurag Srivastav and Asst Prof. Anita Dhar from the Municipal Corporation of North Delhi. This was followed by Q & A session to dispel the myths and misconceptions in the minds of the participants.

State Bank of India donated an ambulance to the New Delhi Branch
for their shuttle service for cancer patients to and from the treatment centers. This project was initiated by CPAA's Neelima Batra

As part of its stress releasing activities, CPAA organised a drawing competition for 40 childhood cancer patients and their siblings on 26 April in the Daycare center of AIIMS. Apart from being a motivational activity, the event also brought forth the latent talent in many patients enthusiastically displayed their creativity.
Mr. Ramesh Chandra Mishra, Head of Social Work Department, AIIMS was present to cheer and motivate the children. Every child who participated was a winner in its own respect. The drawing material, prizes and refreshments were sponsored by Cipla Ltd.


Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) is delighted to present their Nineth Annual Art Exhibition 'Colours of Life'', at THE VIEWING ROOM, Elysium Mansion, 4th Floor, Walton Road, above Bata Showroom, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai from 10th to 22nd June 2013, between 11.00 am to 7.00 pm (Sunday Closed)

Over 105 leading and renowned Indian artists are coming together to showcase their work for the noble cause of raising funds for deserving cancer patients. The artists include K H Ara, F N Souza, Akbar Padamsee, Badri Narayan, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Shuvaprassana, Senaka Senanayake, Shipra Bhattacharyya, Prafulla Dahanukar, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sanjay Bhattacharjya, Samir Mondal, Bharti Prajapati, Bina Aziz, Brinda Chudasama Miller, Sanatan Dinda, Atin Basak, Buwa Shete, Seema Kohli, Surya Prakash, T Vaikuntham, Yusuf Arakkal, Nayanaa Kanodia, Lalitha Lajmi, H R Das, Ramesh Gorjala, Charan Sharma, Yashwant Shirwadkar amongst others.

We look forward to seeing you at the gallery during the show. The collection will also be available on our website from the 10th of June.

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GE group staff distributed 25 soft toys to the cancer children at Tata Memorial Hospital on 12 April

Musical evening by renowned devotional singer, Vikram Hazra for 50 patients and care-givers at Wattumul College on 14 April

CPAA's Kirti Dustakar attended the APCASOT fellowship programme at Cancer Council Queensland Brisbane, Australia in April.


Cancer Screening (Mar- Apr 2013)
Camps / Clinics 48
Screenings 2,218
Suspected cases 855
Detected cases 0

Patient Care (Mar- Apr 2013)
Total Aid - Rs. 13,95,619
Patients Aided 461
Patients Counselled 3,702
Information/Literature 2,275
Ward / room visits 689
Transport services 2,052

Cancer Insurance Policy
(1994 - 2013 Apr)
Policy enrollments 12,310
Detected cases 218
Survivors 170
Claims settled 879
Money Disbursed Rs. 4.88 million

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