presentations were conducted for the employees of Rhenus Logistics India Pvt Ltd. on 2
January at their corporate office at Andheri and on 13 February at their
Bhiwandi warehouse for their hoarders and drivers.
Pune: A breast cancer screening camp was conducted at Honeywell
Automation for their women staff on 6 January. After the overwhelming
response of this camp, CPAA was invited to conduct another camp on 24
February. The camps succeeded in making the women realise the importance
of regular cancer screening and breast self examination.
Pune: LIC of India sponsored a cancer screening camp on 12
January at the Pune Railway Station for the coolies and porters.
Emphasis was laid on oral cancers due the high incidence and heavy
dependence on tobacco and related products.
New Delhi: Fun Day, an Annual winter event was celebrated with
great enthusiasm at the amusement park Worlds of Wonder on 13 January.
This was a special outing for the childhood cancer patients who are a
part of the CPAA-GCF project. The premises were decorated with lanterns
and balloons as a special gesture to welcome the kids followed by
Bhangra performances to celebrate Lohri. The innumerable rides
enthralled the children and adults both with joy. The children truly
enjoyed the day and took back memories of some magical moments
along-with their with big goody bags
New Delhi: Several cancer screening camps and awareness programs
were conducted in the months of January and February: on 13 January for
the underprivileged women and children of Madanpur Khadar; on 15 January
for the beneficiaries of Vidya Foundation at Munirka; on 29 January for
slum dwellers at Santosh Nagar, Badarpur, Faridabad; on 10 February for
the women of NWWA (Navy Women Welfare Association) at Nau Sena Bagh,
Chanakya Puri and on 11 February for the women for CGWWA at the Coast
Guard Complex, Noida.
CPAA participated in the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai
Marathon held on 17 January. It has been our constant endeavour to
create awareness about the cause while raising funds for cancer patients. This year the drive was directed towards Children with Leukemia.
Companies like Kotak Mahindra Bank, HSBC, Limited, CLP India Private
Limited and Tata Reality and Infrastructure Ltd supported us in this
endeavour. While Manish Kothari, was the highest Individual Corporate
Fundraiser, over 50 people including actor- producer-host Tara Sharma,
students, senior citizens and cancer survivors pledged their run to CPAA.
Mumbai: Several Cancer Screening Camps were held in the months of
January and February throughout India. On 27 and 28 January camps were
conducted for 500 women at the Family Welfare Centre of the Maratha
Light Infantry Regimental Centre Camp, Belgaum sponsored by General
Insurance Corporation of India. On 4 and 5 February camps were held for
400 people at Silvassa and Vapi sponsored by Voltas Limited. Cancer
Screening camps were held from 20 - 25 February in several small towns
in Bihar for 1,500 people, sponsored by The Oriental Insurance Company
Mumbai: The ROWA (Revenue Officers Welfare Association) group of
ladies donated ration for 100 cancer patients on 23 January.
New Delhi: The 22nd Breast Cancer Support Group meeting was held on 28
January at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Asst. Prof. Rambha
Pande of the Radio Therapy Dept. interacted with the participants. CPAA
's Rashmi Warty facilitated the discussion by encouraging the patients
to speak about their problems in the group.
New Delhi: A Breast and Cervical cancer awareness program was
held for 120 women inmates of Tihar Jail on 4 February on the occasion
of World Cancer Day . Dr Rajinder Kaur explained the signs and symptoms
of cancer and methods of early detection by doing regular breast self
examination. This was followed by a Tobacco Awareness Program for over a
100 adolescent boys in the age group of 18 - 21. The young men took
great interest in the presentation and were keen to know the harmful
effects of tobacco on their health. Motivated by the talk many of them
pledged quit to tobacco.
New Delhi: The theme for this year's World Cancer Day was 'I Can,
We Can'. To develop this confidence in childhood cancer patients, to
help them articulate their inner feelings and to bring out a high level
of energy to fight the problems in their life a Theatre Workshop was
organised on on 4 February at Vishram Sadan Complex. This workshop was
conducted by Mr. Ravi Raj Sagar, an experienced expert in this field. He
taught the participants to be more expressive by drawing out facial
expressions to bring out different emotions. It was a novel concept
whereby Mr. Sagar narrated stories from Ramayana and asked children to
respond to various situations. The children thoroughly enjoyed this new
Pune: A special program was held for cancer survivors on 4 February
at the Phoenix Hypercity to mark World Cancer Day. The participants
thoroughly enjoyed the games followed by the lunch from McDonalds.
Pune: On 6 February, the students of the Bishop's School, Undri
observed their Founders Day in a unique way. They donated food grains,
food items and utility items in large numbers to CPAA to be distributed
amongst their patients.
New Delhi: Dr Rajinder Kaur addressed a 100 women of Navy Women
Welfare Association on 10 February at Nau Sena Bagh, Chanakyapuri. This
was followed by a cancer screening camp for breast and cervical cancer.
This program was inaugurated by the wife of the Vice Admiral.
Mumbai: CPAA's Mallika Narayan and Halima Aurangabadkar
represented CPAA at the Indian Association of Palliative Care Conference
at Pune from 11 - 14 February.
Mumbai: Music is fun, music is healing and music is divine and as
a musician, when all of these combine for a cause as noble as humanity,
it gives the ultimate satisfaction. This is what the group 'Music Ustad'
strives for. On the auspicious day of 'Basant Panchami', on 12 February,
they came with their offering of music to the Palliative cancer patients
at the Shanti Avedna Hospice. Music can do
miracles and this group indeed brought the therapeutic power of music to
each and everyone. This musical evening left a joyful impression of
happiness in their journey of life, making this last phase of their
journey calmer and more peaceful.
New Delhi: On the occasion of the International Childhood Cancer
Day, the children of CPAA-GCF project were specially invited at the
Traffic Training Park, Baba Kharaksing Marg on 15 February. It is a
garden with roads, pavements, traffic lights, zebra crossings, foot over
bridge and a yellow bus stand. The children were educated about the
traffic rules by pictorial poster presentations, snake and ladder game
and also through riding the bicycles and mini scooters. This event was
sponsored by Highway Travels.
A Patient donor meet was organised by one of our
long-standing donors Naraindas Morbai Budhrani Trust on 15 February at Sion Hospital Auditorium. The meet was attended by doctors from Sion,
Wadia and Nair hospitals along with their social workers. Around 150
children from different
hospitals attended the programme with their
parents. Everyone enjoyed the magician's and juggler's show and danced
their hearts out to the foot-tapping music. They were all treated to a
sumptuous lunch thereafter.
Mumbai: The World CSR conference was held at The Taj Lands End,
17 and 18 February. The aim of the World CSR Congress is to spread the
message of Sustainable CSR to make a difference to the community at
large. Speakers from all over the World had been invited to talk about
different aspects of CSR. CPAA was invited as a Delegate NGO was ably
represented by Fundraiser Kavita Kulkarni.
Mumbai: DNA Winners in Life awards gave centre stage to six
cancer survivors, eight doctors and three nurses who have been in the
thick of the fight against the dreaded disease, on 18 February at The
ITC, Grand Central, Parel. It was organised in association with CPAA,
Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON) and supported by P D Hinduja
Hospital & Medical Research Centre. CPAA's Founder Chairman and CEO was
invited to be on the jury panel alongside other eminent personalities
like ad guru Alyque Padamsee, former DGP PS Pasricha, former national
badminton champion Aparna Popat, Chief of medicine and head of
department of oncology at P D Hinduja Hospital Dr Asha Kapadia and
Assistant Professor at the Tata Memorial Hospital Dr Jyoti Bajpai. The
event was chaired by actor Padmashri Anupam Kher, who was also the guest
of honour, along with Dr Uday Nirgudkar, editor-in-chief of DNA and
Zee24Taas, Gautam Khanna, CEO of Hinduja Hospital, Joy Chokroborty, COO
of Hinduja hospital, and Dr Purvish Parikh, executive director of ICON.
Actors Vivek Oberoi and Neetu Chandra lent their unflinching support
through their presence. DNA received over 200 heart-rending and
inspirational stories, some which were chosen
to be felicitated on this
New Delhi: The Dept. of Pediatric Oncology of AIIMS had organised
an exhibition and public lecture to create awareness about childhood
cancer at the Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, AIIMS on 18 February. CPAA
was invited to participate and display its activities. On this occasion;
Prof. M.C. Mishra, Director of AIIMS felicitated Kiran Hukku, Director
of CPAA's New Delhi branch for the long partnership of CPAA with AIIMS.
Mumbai: The Balaji Trust organised a picnic for 25 cancer patients at
Tikujini Wadi, Thane on 28 February. The children enjoyed various rides
at Amusement and Water Park with their parents, tirelessly throughout
the day. It was a memorable day which gave them the much needed respite
from the tough lives that they otherwise lead.