Ghazal Khazana 2014: Celebrating 13 glorious years of soulful melodies, the most talented Ghazal singers of the decade performed together on a single stage to raise funds for CPAA and PATUT (The Parents Association Thalassaemic Unit). This annual fundraiser spear-headed by noted Ghazal singer Padma Shri Pankaj Udhas provides a rare opportunity for Ghazal aficionados to experience live performances by a multitude of renowned and talented artist in one show, whilst donating towards a noble cause. This year's Khazana celebrated 'Ghazals and Nazms' in 100 years of Indian Cinema' and featured performances by Pankaj Udhas, Suresh Wadkar, Talat Aziz, Sonu Nigam, Sadhna Sargam, Bhupinder and Mitali Singh, Shruti Pathak, Runa and Neha Rizvi, Tauseef Akhtar, Surinder Khan and Pooja Gaitonde.
CPAA is now a TISS-empanelled and a
GiveIndia certified NGO
Skip-a-thon Culminating Event: A first of its kind event, Skip-a-thon, 'Skip- for- a- cause' activity where school students were educated, encouraged and channelized into raising funds for cancer patients was a huge success. Fifteen schools participated with amazing results. Childhood obesity and life-style diseases have become a major concern. A sedentary life pushing buttons is getting our kids nowhere. Skip-a-thon was a fun initiative to drive kids towards health-consciousness, while growing the spirit of volunteerism. The culminating event was held on 12 July at St. Teresa's Convent High School, Mumbai. Picture Gallery >>
CPAA's Susmita Mitra conducted a 3 day Psycho Oncology workshop for the
staff and volunteers of Snehanchal NGO of Nagpur from 8 - 10 July at
their Palliative Home. Snehanchal Palliative Home has been serving
palliative patients from Maharashtra and MP. Their dedicated group of
volunteers is also doing excellent work in the Regional Cancer Centre of
Awareness: CPAA's Neelima Batra
conducted a lecture on breast and cervix cancer awareness for the
beneficiaries of SOS village, Gurukul, Faridabad on 16 July. The women
were also educated on personal hygiene and cleanliness and given up tips
on how to follow a healthy and nutritious yet economical diet.
Special Support Group Meeting of breast cancer survivors was
organised on 5 July. This meeting was dedicated to Ms R Anuradha a
valued volunteer of CPAA who fought her battle with breast cancer
gallantly. She displayed tremendous courage and determination for 17
years before she succumbed to it. She was also an editor in the Ministry
of Information & Broadcasting. On this occasion Dr. Julka, Dean of AIIMS
and Dr. Anurag Srivastava, Head of Surgical Disciplines spoke on issues
related to women's health.
A cancer screening camp was held on 8 July 2014 at Malewadi (Talegaon)
for 38 women.
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