CPAA, in association
with the Holy Spirit Hospital, Andheri, organized a Breast Cancer
Support Group meeting on 26th November. The meeting was attended by 40
survivors, in the age group of 43-65 years, who were accompanied by
their caregivers. The first session was "Lymphedema Management",
conducted by Mamta Goenka, an expert in the field. A brochure on the
subject was released and each participant was given a 'Smiley' squeezy
ball which is used to perform one of the exercises suggested to reduce
Further Support Group meetings will be organized to address
core issues such as coping with the disease, expressing their
perceptions of the disease, hair and skin care, yoga and meditation, and
other recreational activities.
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A one day state level
advocacy workshop was organized by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in
collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) on 29th November. The advocacy workshop
aimed to sensitize enforcement officers regarding COTPA, the tobacco
control law. CPAA participated in the workshop and also conducted a pre
and post assessment. Most participants felt that there is a lack of
co-ordination between different organizations and also a lack of
implementation of the current tobacco control laws. A few said that more
cessation centers need to be created.
Hotel Novotel invited 10 childhood cancer patients for their Teddy Xmas tree
installation. Patrons at the hotel were asked to buy the soft
toys used to help decorate the Christmas tree which was put up
in the atrium. Proceeds from the sale will go to support CPAA's
activities. The children took part in the various entertainment
programs arranged for them- singing, dancing and playing games.
They were served a delicious Christmas spread and the gifts from
Santa Claus were the icing on the cake.
21st December: CPAA Mumbai organised a Christmas party for 60 childhood cancer
patients at the Radio Club, Mumbai. A patron, Soma Vajpayee,
arranged for a DJ to entertain the children. It was wonderful to
see the children, their care-givers and CPAA members all
enjoying the party together. Santa Claus made a grand entry to
distribute sweets and gifts to all.
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22nd December: CPAA New Delhi and
The Chinmaya Mission School, New Delhi made
this year's Christmas celebrations extra special for our
childhood cancer patients. The students of class 10 invited the
children for a party with lots of interactive games, skits and
dance. One of the teachers conducted a session on moral values
through simple stories and games. The day ended with cutting a
beautiful Christmas cake with Santa and distribution of gifts.
In keeping with the annual tradition Mrs. Hukku, Director, CPAA
New Delhi and her team celebrated Christmas with our little
patients at AIIMS. They visited the pediatric ward accompanied
by Santa and distributed goodies, generating a lot of fun and
frolic in the wards and bringing a big smile on the faces of
patients undergoing treatment. The event was attended by the
doctors, nurses and social workers at the wards and event was
supported by a generous donor who also donated woolen wear and
CPAA Mumbai escorted children to the Cricket Club of India
participate in their Christmas Carnival at the invitation of Mr.
Harry Singh Arora. The fun rides, delicious food and gifts were
a real treat for the children.
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27th December: CPAA Mumbai and representatives from
Gitanjali Gems visited the
pediatric wards of Wadia and Tata Memorial Hospital and
distributed school stationery and other gifts to the
school-going children under treatment in the ward.
- 5th November: by Neeta More for over 100 members of the Kerala Cultural Association.
- 24th November: An anti-tobacco lecture by Dr. Chaturvedi, Head
of Max Oncology Department for 60 people at The Hilton Garden Inn, Saket, New Delhi.
- 14th December by Minal Parab at
National Association of the Blind, Mumbai.
- 15th December by Kunal Oswal and Ketaki Karnik at Abhyuday Society, Mumbai.
- 17th December by Susmita Mitra at Shriram Transport Finance Company, New Bombay.
- 28th December by Shubha Maudgal at Bunge, Mumbai.
- 30th December: A lecture was given by Dr. Kunal Oswal at MOL Consolidation Service, Pvt Ltd at Navi Mumbai to create awareness among blue collar workers
about the harms of tobacco use and motivating them to quit. About 45 participants actively engaged in the session. The session was well supported with audio visual aid to send the message across.
Early Detection camps:
- November: 5 camps held at Manjari, Katarwadi, Jategaon (Khurd), Shikrapur and Andhale by CPAA Pune. 325 people were screened.
- 18th December: 1 camp at Kegva village, Vikram Garh by CPAA Mumbai. 120 tribal ladies were screened at this camp sponsored by
Rotary Club of Bombay MidTown.
Psycho-Oncology Volunteers Training Workshop:
- 7th-9th December: Workshop at Andheri for 8 participants.
- 21st - 23rd December: Workshop for students of SIES college.
A breast cancer
awareness and early detection camp was organised by CPAA at the Chinmaya
Mission school for 50 women. Dr. Kanchan Kaur (Medicity Hospital,
Gurgaon) gave a presentation, reiterating the importance of Self Breast
Examination along with a demonstration. A mobile van with mammogram
facility was available at the site, courtesy Medanta hospital. 60 women
above the age of forty availed of this facility after consulting the
Mrs. Anjali and Mr.
Ashish Goyle, the owners of renowned hotel 'Essex Farms' organised a
fund raiser for CPAA on 25th December on the occasion of the launch of a
CD of their son Abhay's Piano recital. Abhay, aged 13 gave his first
concert at the age of five entering Guinness Book of records. Renowned
Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas was the guest of honor and also gave a
performance on this occasion. This event was attended by the most
influential people of Delhi who generously made significant monetary
contributions for cancer patients.
First Lady of Mozambique H.E. Mrs. Maria da Luz Guebuza at CPAA
November, First Lady of Mozambique H.E. Mrs. Maria da Luz
Guebuza visited CPAA's Mumbai head office accomapnied by
designer Shaina NC. She spent some wonderful moments with
childhood cancer patients and at CPAA's rehabilitation workshop.
"This is my first visit to India and I am glad to see the social
initiatives being carried out here." said the First Lady on her
'Mom and Me'
Tara Sharma at CPAA
Sharma visited CPAA's head office at Mumbai to shoot for her
latest television show 'Mom and Me' on 9th November. She spent
time with 1-5 year old childhood cancer patients from Wadia
and Sion Hospitals and gifted them toys from Fisher Price. The
episode will be telecast on 29th January on POGO and NDTV
CPAA's Dr. Indu Nair
was selected by the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation's Patient Advocate
Program to attend the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
between 6 -10 December. The Foundation mentors patient advocates during
the conference to help them to understand the importance of the major
new discoveries in the field of breast cancer that are announced every
(November - December 2011)
|Camps / Clinics
Total Aid - Rs. 8,06,411
Ward / room visits
(1994 to December 2011)