Breast Cancer Survivors Day: New Delhi
Prof M C Misra, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi invited CPAA, Delhi Branch to organise Pink October 2013 at the AIIMS premises for the Breast Cancer Survivors. The event was held on Sunday 20th October. It was an event of fun and frolic along with interaction with oncologists. Prof. Anurag Srivastava, Head of Surgery Department with the entire surgical oncology team of AIIMS was present to answer queries from the patients.
of the event goes to the survivors who enthusiastically came forward to
give a helping hand to CPAA and participated in games and music with
gusto. It was truly an event - by the survivors, of the survivors, for
the survivors! This event was covered by Lok Sabha TV and a Radio
Awareness: Cancer awareness lectures were given by Dr. C J Joshi and CPAA's Neeta More for 30 people at United Ways on 18th October and for 20 people at Barclays India Ltd on 25th October. CPAA's Minal Parab held an awareness lecture at NAB for 15 ladies on 22nd of October.
Support group meeting: A cancer support-group meeting was conducted for the patients of Jagjivan Ram Railway Hospital on 26 October by CPAA's Susmita Mitra and Dr. Veena Shukla. The Indian Railways provide free accommodation to their employees afflicted with cancer while they undergo treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital, at this hospital. This meeting provided these 26 patients with an avenue to share their concerns and apprehensions. Pleased with the outcome of this meeting, the hospital authorities have decided to conduct this meeting every month and also augment it with Yoga demonstrations and useful activities.
Security Force (BSF) invited CPAA to organise a cancer awareness program
for their Jawans as a part of their Annual Health Mela. The event saw
enthusiastic participation from over 1200 Jawans from all over the
country along with their families. Through this platform, CPAA
enlightened the audience on the facts, myths, prevention, lifestyle
factors and symptoms of cancer, stressing on the necessity for early
detection. Dr Prabhat Raina, a Surgical Oncologist from Jamia Hamdard
Hospital and University, presented an audio-visual presentation on
Cancer, its ill effects, symptoms and prevention. Appalled on learning
the facts, the BSF Jawans came out with pertinent questions and took it
up as a challenge to bring some lifestyle changes.
As per the tradition of CPAA, a Diwali puja was organised at Rajgharia
Dharamshala on the auspicious day Dhanteras day. A generous donor
sponsored sweet boxes which were distributed to the residents. CPAA
Mumbai's Dr. Dhananjaya Saranath, Executive Director, Research Studies,
was present at the occasion to cheer the children and even joined them
CPAA's chairman Mr. Y K Sapru and Director Mrs Neeta More’s interview on Total Management of Cancer was published in Vol.2 of Health Executive Magazine of December 2013. Read article
Lanxess India Private Limited invited CPAA at their NGO Mela for its employees on 4th September. CPAA's team showcased the unique creations from the rehabilitation center at the sale.
Mrs Urvi Piramal chairperson Ashok Piramal donated Rs. 2 lakhs towards patient aid. CPAA's Shailja Singh received the cheque on CPAA's behalf.
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