8th March: On
the eve of National Safety week (4th - 10th March), a cancer awareness
lecture was organised at Maersk India Pvt. Ltd, Uran. 65 of their
blue collared employees attended this program which was followed by a
display of our awareness literature and pamphlets.
International Women's Day is marked on March 8 every year.
This is a day of global celebration of women, focusing on
respect, appreciation and love towards women as well as
acknowledgment of their economic, political and social
women working in traditionally male dominated professions like
construction, electronic safety and atomic research invited CPAA
to address them on the subject of health, prevention and
treatment of common womens cancers. Stimulating discussions were
held at each of the 3 venues, viz., Leighton International,
Zicom and BARC.
An early detection camp was conducted in Assam in
association with Deepshika Cancer Care Foundation. 118
individuals were screened, and 9 cases were detected. (oral
cancer 4, breast cancer 2, cervical cancer 3)
A special screening of the movie
'Saat Khoon Maaf' was
organised for women patients by Big Cinemas - Imax.
Celebrities Arjun Rampal, Neetu Chandra, Shweta Pandit and
Sherlyn Chopra made the patients feel special with their
presence. They all sang and danced and thoroughly enjoyed
The Delhi branch of CPAA and The Imperial Hotel
joined hands to celebrate the achievements of distinguished
women from diverse fields. Present at the event were: Sushma
Seth- Theatre aficionado and CPAA patron, Alaknanda Bose-
dancer, Dr. Sajeela Maini-
Tobacco Cessation Specialist, Geeta Seshmani- a Social
Activist, Namita Gokhale - a well known author, Kanchan Chandra- Internationally renowned Artist,
Malik- a paralysed yet successful Athlete, Padamshri
Shrivastav and Piya Bajwa- Cancer survivors. All the
awardees were honoured with Satya Paul women's range of
accessories. The eventful afternoon was marked with a special
session on cancer and lifestyle by Dr. Sajeela Maini along with
a humorous and witty performance by Papa CJ - an internationally
acclaimed stand-up comedian and a grand finale by Gilles Chuyen-
a French contemporary dancer, culminating in a gala lunch. Mr. Vijay Wanchoo, Sr. VP & GM, said that the aim of
organising this event with CPAA was to gladden women's hearts,
enlighten their minds and empower their hands for a Better
- 16th April: CPAA's Psycho Oncology Training Programme, to
impart training to lay people who wish to counsel patients in treatment
centres is now in its third year. At the request of Muskaan in Goa
and Grama Shikshana Foundation, Hubli, CPAA's Dr. Shubha Maudgal
and Susmita Mitra conducted the programme for people wishing to
volunteer with these organisations. There was a large enthusiastic
turnout at both places with over 40 participants completing the 3 day
programme. An additional benefit was the unique opportunity for a free
exchange of ideas which also helped underline the fact that cancer is a
universal experience and that we need to help each other's endeavours if
we are to fight this scourge successfully. More photos:
19th April: D Y Patil International School invited CPAA to be the
beneficiary for their fund raising event, a cooking competition for
mothers of their students. Celebrity chef Tarla Dalal was the
chief guest for this program.
March: On the occasion of CPAA's Annual Review Meeting, we were
honoured to have as Chief Guest, Ms. Jaya Row, founder of Vedanta
Vision, an organisation dedicated to the dissemination of Vedanta,
Indian philosophy, its interpretation and re-presentation in the modern
context. Ms. Row's talk was full of relevant examples and messages we
could take back into our daily activities. It emphasised the importance
of having impeccable character, integrity and maturity and ensured that
we were recharged for the coming year.
This was followed by a
thought-provoking workshop by Anita Elavia Manager Skills
Certification Center, Taj Group. Her session, aptly titled,
'Refresh, Recharge, Re-invent' was truly energizing.
Rati Datta proved to be an
angel for 20 children who were treated to a memorable day of fun
in Alibag on 19th April. Beginning with the hour long catamaran
ride across the harbour from Gateway of India, followed by the
first sight of the gorgeous bungalow, set alight with brilliant
flowers and greenery, the delicious food that had been ordered
specifically with childhood cancer patients likes and dislikes
in mind to the games and competitions, noon wanted to come back!
Many thanks to this amazing lady who's desire it was to ensure
that our children had a day they will never forget. CPAA's
Mallika Narayanan, Gulshan Hodiwalla and Susan Verghese took
care to see that every child enjoyed the outing to the utmost.
25th - 30th March: International exchange: In
today's Kashmir where terror is taken for granted, a group struggles
valiantly to help patients suffering from cancer get the treatment they
need. CPAA was honoured to host Mr. Siraj Uddin Salam of Kashmir
Humanity Foundation for a week under our Twinning programme. We were
humbled to hear his descriptions of the conditions he works under.
Ignorance, a fatalistic attitude to cancer ensures that many cancer
patients succumb to their disease without getting detected let alone
treated. On witnessing the screening camps CPAA organises, he was
motivated to replicate it back home. He carried back with him samples of
instruments used during our Diagnostic Check up, collected
systematically by CPAA's Kirti Dustkar.
UICC Asia-Pacific Cancer Society Training Grants (APASOT) is offered
by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and the Cancer Council
Australia to develop cancer control capacity in the Asia-Pacific
region. The grants provide selected Fellows with a unique training and
development experience and by providing the hosting cancer societies the
opportunity to contribute to cancer control in the Asia-Pacific region.
This year Rajeev Karn from Nepal Cancer Relief Society, Nepal and
Susan Go from Davao Cancer Society, Philippines, were chosen for
this fellowship to study at CPAA, Mumbai, India from 25th to 29th April
under the supervision of Ms. Anita Peter in order to facilitate the
transfer of technologies, techniques and skills needed to better serve
the cancer research activities, treatment & care of cancer patients.
29th April: 15 childhood cancer patients were invited to watch a
'Juggler Show' at Shanti Avedna Sadan, Bandra.
thoroughly enjoyed the show and the snacks that followed. They received
keys chains with their names embossed on them as gifts.
30th April: CPAA's Dr. Kunal Oswal conducted an anti tobacco
awareness lecture and discussion programme at M/s DBM Geotechnics &
Constructions Pvt Ltd., at their Central Stores & Workshop situated
at Taloja, Navi Mumbai for around 150 workers.
The organizers have
decided to promote the programme at other factories in the area and also
to involve the 'Sarpanch' so that the general public can be made aware
of the dangers associated with tobacco addiction.
16th March: CPAA organized a
grand Holi celebration at Rajgarhia Dharamshala for the 150
patients and their relatives. Prominent city doctors along-with the
welfare officer of AIIMS attended the program. RJs from HIT 95 FM sang
for the patients and played 'Antakshari' with them. Holi delicacies were
distributed amongst the patients.
7th April: A magic show was jointly organised with AIIMS and in
co-ordination with the Song & Drama division of the Information and
Broadcast Ministry of India, for patients and their families. The
patients were called upon to actively participate in the session making
it a thoroughly enjoyable experience for them.
CPAA shows the way - Quit
tobacco for life
hard to quit. Here's your chance to voice your right to live in
a Tobacco Free World! For this year's World No Tobacco Day, May
31st, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) is interested in
hearing your story about quitting.
your story in 500 words or less describing your journey to a
smoke free life. The top three entries will be selected for a
chance to win fabulous prizes, along with a chance to meet
requested to submit their entries along with their name, date of
birth, complete address and email id to the following address:
Cancer Patients Aid Association Anand Niketan, King George V.
Memorial, Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400011 Tel:
Applicants may also email
Submit your story online
Colours of Life
Cancer Patients Aid
Association in association with Cymroza Art Gallery is delighted
to present their 7th Annual Art Exhibition 'Colours of Life' -
Art Supports Life. The collection brings together a collection
of works big and small, in a wide range of prices, media and
subjects by over a 139 senior and newer Indian artists.
reach out for a painting at our exhibition, you reach out to
life as the proceeds will support the education of childhood
cancer patients through our Childrens' Education Fund, yet
another step towards CPAA's mission of 'Total Management of
Cancer'. The exhibition allows art lovers to contribute to the
cause as well as take home a masterpiece.
Cymroza Art Gallery, 72, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai
6th June - 2nd July 2011
from 11am - 7pm (Sunday closed)
For further details please contact
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