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Mumbai: A cancer awareness presentation was conducted at Harmony Silver Foundation on 13 July. Harmony is an organisation for senior citizens that aims to enhance their quality of life. The presentation was informative and well appreciated.

New Delhi: The 19th Breast Cancer Support Group meeting was held on 13 July at All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi. The speakers on this occasion were Prof. Anurag Srivastava (Head of Surgery), Prof. Rambha Pandey (Radiotherapy) and Anjali Bhola (Dietician). Dr. Rambha spoke on post- surgery precautions reiterating the importance of arm exercises.

Mumbai: Participants from Triveni Young Blood Foundation, Hoogly, West Bengal were invited to CPAA's Mumbai office as a part of its Capacity Building Twinning Project under the aegis of UICC, from 13 - 17 July. While this organisation already runs an orphanage and a school, they have now taken up the project of cancer care, due to a lack of awareness and treatment facilities in their region. The participants attended several presentations and had meetings and discussions with all the activity and departmental heads at CPAA. They were eager to implement their learning's at CPAA, back home.

Mumbai: 15 childhood cancer patients were treated to a fun-filled morning at Kidzania, an indoor theme park for families on 19 July. It aims to  educate kids through real-life role-playing activities by blending reality with entertainment. This outing for the children was graciously sponsored by Mr. Vinay Hariharan and Sanjeev Chadha from Balaji Group. They were treated with delicious breakfast and lunch thereafter.

Mumbai: CPAA's Neeta More (Exec. Director) was invited by IBN Lokmat channel on 23 July, for a live talk show to talk about CPAA's expanse of activities and how it has been helping underprivileged cancer patients for the past 46 years.

New Delhi: CPAA's volunteers Preeti Gupta and Louis Ten Bosch of UK conducted a Crafts Workshop at the AIIMS's Day Care ward for children undergoing chemotherapy, on 24 July. The children enjoyed making and tying friendship bands along with other crafts for  Friendship Day. This activity proved to be relaxing as well as therapeutic for them.

Singapore: Bhavishya Ramchander, a 17 year old student of the United World College of South East Asia, Dover Campus, belongs to a group of students that have been supporting CPAA and its activities. Though she had participated in several fundraising activities at school for CPAA, she wanted to do more. She decided to use the platform of her Bharatnatyam Arangetram (On-stage debut performance for a student of classical arts) and her performance at the Alliance Francaise in Singapore to raise funds for CPAA. Her donation of SG $4,500 will help fund chemotherapy for needy cancer patients.

Mumbai: Ghazal Khazana, a joint effort by Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and Parents' Association Thalassemic Unit Trust, spear-headed by Rekha Sapru and Pankaj Udhas respectively was held on 24 and 25 July 2015 at the Oberoi Hotels and Resorts Mumbai. This annual event raises funds for Cancer and Thalassemic patients and children while providing a rare opportunity for Ghazal aficionados to experience the rich and vibrant performances of India's top performers. The theme this year was 'From Legends to Gen Next' and featured performances by Ghazal Maestros Pt Ajay Pohankar, Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Pankaj Udhas, Rekha Bhardwaj, Abhijit Pohankar, Javed Ali, Sudeep Banerjee, Shivani Vaswani, Sandeep Batraa. The generation next was competently represented by Aishani Banerjee, Tiara Chaudhuri, Rashi Harmalkar and Varenyam Pandya. The show was ably compeered Lubna Salim and Salim Aarif.

New Delhi: The childhood cancer patients who are beneficiaries of the CPAA-GCF Project had a field day at a 'Photography Workshop' on 4 August at the National Balbhavan. The children had a hands-on experience with antique as well as digital cameras. They were taken to an actual studio and shown different lighting techniques. The kids were most excited when they were given an opportunity to use the camera to take some pictures.

Mumbai: CPAA organised a cancer awareness and early detection camp for Mumbai Smiles and Yash Foundation on 6 August at the Krantivir Shahid Birsa Munde Adivasi Samaj Kalyan Kendra for 200 women. A cancer awareness lecture was organised on 24 August at the Naval Armament Depot at Trombay for 100 of their employees. CPAA's Neeta More (Exec. Director) educated the audience on ill effects of cancer, tobacco related diseases, diagnosis, investigation and treatment. Another such camp was organised at Voltas under their CSR activity on 30 August for 200 people. BJP MLA Kirit Somaiya inaugurated the camp.


New Delhi: An anti tobacco workshop was held on 13 August at Vidya Niketan School, Saket, New Delhi as a part of its special awareness drive for school children. The key role of students is to take the anti-tobacco campaign to another level by spreading awareness about the hazards caused by tobacco usage and persuading people in their families and neighborhood to quit smoking. 170 students participated in this session and took a pledge not to smoke or consume tobacco. Students were tested on their knowledge about the ill effects of tobacco by filling out questionnaires. This was followed by an eye-opening presentation by Doctors and a informative skit performed by school children. A similar program for students was held on 27 Aug at the Tagore International School, East of Kailash. 150 students participated in this session. Some students from Egypt who worked with CPAA also helped in the workshop.

New Delhi: A Rakhi-making workshop, sponsored by Cipla Ltd, was organized at the Vishram Sadan complex, New Delhi on the 27 August. The girls and boys participated in this activity with equal enthusiasm. This was followed by the traditional rakhi-tying ceremony and distribution of sweet treats like Ghevar and other snacks.


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