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The IBN Lokmat Channel invited CPAA's Neeta More(Executive Director) on 30 November to participate in their live talk show on the topic 'Oral Cancer and Ill-effects Of Tobacco Habits'.


Cancer patients and their relatives were treated to a Grand Christmas Gala on 19 December at the Radio Club, Colaba. An entertainment programme was organized for these patients. Santa distributed gifts to the patients at the fun-filled party.  


A Breast Cancer Awareness program was held on 5 December at Sashastra Seema Bal, Ghitorni, New Delhi and a Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness program for the Mahilla Battalion and wives of jawans and officers. Dr Geeta Kadyaparth, breast cancer specialist from Max Hospital shared her experiences and motivated the young audience to take their health in their own hands by doing Self Breast Examination on a regular basis. An Anti-Tobacco awareness program was also conducted the same day for the jawans of this unit. Dr Mudit Agarwal, specialist in Head and Neck cancer from Max Hospital gave a presentation on Prostate Cancer and the ill effects of tobacco. The talk was very informative and enlightening and even encouraged some of the jawans present to pledge that they would quit tobacco.

A Breast and Cervix Cancer Awareness program was held on 12 December at the Coast Guard Complex, Noida and the Coast Guard Women Welfare Association. Dr Geeta Kadyaparth from Max Hospital explained the sign and symptoms and precautions to be taken regarding breast and cervix cancer for early detection and prompt treatment exhibiting different charts and pictures on screen. This awareness program was attended by a 120 women who greatly valued the informative talk.

A Cancer screening camp was conducted on 19 November at the Rangpura Pahari Harijan Basti, Vasant Kunj and in the slum area of Harijan Basti, Vasant Kunj.
CPAA set up a mobile Mammography clinic for the women of the Malayalee Association, Faridabad on 16 December. Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon made their mobile van and equipment available on this occasion.

All India institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Pediatric Oncology Department organized a Parents Forum on 22 November. It addressed the issues faced by parents of childhood cancer patients, especially some that were recently diagnosed. Information on medication, hygiene, emergencies, financial aid, railway fair concession and the support of NGOs was given to them. CPAA's Rashmi Warty, Head of Patient Care spoke on services offered by CPAA whilst the volunteers kept the children occupied and entertained with craft activities and stories.

CPAA Delhi was invited by Deloitte, India as their NGO partner for 'Impact Day', a worldwide annual community outreach program held on 28 November. 20 enthusiastic volunteers of Deloitte conducted activities like pot painting, card making, singing and interactive games for all the childhood cancer patients at the Rajgharia Dharamshala, AIIMS. They also distributed gifts, prizes, certificates and smiles on their faces.

CPAA's Santa Clause helped spread Christmas cheer in the Pediatric Wards of AIIMS Hospital at their Christmas party on 22 December. On this day the childhood cancer patients going in for their Chemotherapy to the Day Care ward were in for a surprise. The SMILE group engaged them in fun-filled activities like Dumb charades, Antakshari, Passing the parcel and many more. Prof. K.D. Sharma, the Medical Superintendent of AIIMS joined the celebrations to spread Christmas cheer too. This event was aired on the NDTV channel.


The staff of CPAA along with Mr. Bhupendra Muzumdar and his volunteers of Honeywell Automation Pvt. Ltd. visited the Command Hospital on 22 December to distribute towels, biscuits, soaps and talcum powder. His presence and words of encouragement uplifted the morale of the patients fighting this dreaded disease.

40 childhood cancer patients along with their caretakers were invited for a special screening of the movie 'Happy New Year' at Cinepolis, to celebrate Children's Day on 14 November. The movie kept them entertained while the snacks served were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

CPAA was invited by Radiant Heat Exchanger Pvt. Ltd, Bhosari, on 16 December to conduct a Cancer Awareness talk for their staff. Dr. Jayant Gawande opened the talk on the subject of breast and cervical cancer for women and later spoke about oral cancer and general cancer for men. A lot of doubts in the minds of the people were cleared.

Hard Rock Cafe hosted a Christmas party for our cancer patients on 19 December. Games and dancing preceded the scrumptious snacks and high tea served. The highlight of the evening was the customary dance performed by the staff of Hard Rock Cafe amidst loads of cheering by all. Whilst the children received Hard Rock Cafe T Shirts as mementos, the adult patients were gifted cakes and shawls by CPAA volunteers.

A Cancer Awareness talk was conducted at Evan-e-Saifee Hall, on 26 December, for a group of Bohri women. Dr. Chetan Deshmukh was invited to speak on Breast and Cervical cancer. This interactive session made the women aware of the various aspects and myths of cancer. Subsequently, a lot of questions were also answered by the doctor.

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