: CPAA's ROSE DAY 2014 :
Rose Day, CPAA's call to
connect with cancer in a non-medical way was launched on September 22,
1994. A relief moment, CPAA opened cancer to mass compassion and
goodwill. A simple human gesture, reach out, say you care with a rose
and light up someone's life. Several patient-outreach programs were
organized by CPAA in the last week of September to commemorate this day.
Actresses Varsha Usgaonkar and Tara Sharma
joined CPAA in making this day a memorable one. Floral arrangements were
put up in various cancer wards and cancer care centers by CPAA's social
workers and volunteer teams to cheer up and raise the spirits of the
patients and their families battling the big 'C'.
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Continuing the Rose Day celebration, on 22 September, Kiran Hukku, Director of Delhi Branch visited the Pediatric Oncology wards of AIIMS and interacted with the patients and their caregivers. It was a soothing experience for the families to share their anxieties in the reassuring presence of Mrs. Hukku. The Rose Day finale was a special show of Jhumroo, a musical theatrical show and Nautanki Mahal with retro Bollywood songs at Kingdom of Dreams on 26 September.
CPAA along with The Rotary Club of Kalyani Nagar hosted a Rose Day party
for the patients. The entertaining evening included a magic show and
games followed by high tea.
: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH :
The month of October is
globally observed as Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is an Annual
International health campaign organised every October to increase
awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause,
prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers
information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
patron, actor Vivek Oberoi celebrated his birthday with childhood cancer
patients on 13 September at Big Cinemas, Wadala with a special show of
the film 'Mary Kom'.
awareness lecture on Breast and Cervical Cancer was organised on 13
September for the teachers of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. Dr Sapna Manocha
(Radiation Oncology) from Apollo Hospital educated the
participants on the causes and warning signs of breast and cervical
cancer. The talk encouraged them to discuss not only cancer and their
own health but also day to day problems they faced with their family's
health. Another awareness lecture on Breast Cancer was held on 30
September for the students of IIT Delhi by Breast Cancer Specialist Dr Kanchan Kaur, Medanta Hospital. The lecture drew attention from the
and female students likewise. Infact, several boys promised to pass the
information on to their mothers and to encourage them to go for a
hosted a Diwali party for patients and their care takers on 20 October.
The patients thoroughly enjoyed the program especially organised for
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