CPAA, Delhi along with Rotary Club of Delhi Safdarjung started a Support Group for Breast Cancer patients at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on the eve of International Women's Day last year and held five bi-monthly meetings in 2012 subsequent to that. To observe completion of one year of this endeavour a day-long workshop with a panel discussion by different experts is to be held at Jawahar Auditorium, AIIMS for Breast Cancer survivors on 8th March 2013.
Diwali celebration was organised for the patients at the ACTREC
center at Kharghar on 12th November. CPAA's Halima Aurangabadkar
organised a lunch and gifts for 100 patients there.
(1994 to December 2012)
NEW DELHI BRANCH:
Public Awareness & Exhibition on Childhood Cancer: CPAA, Delhi was invited to participate in a public lecture and exhibition held on 10th November at Jawaharlal Auditorium, (AIIMS). This was an initiative taken by their Pediatric Department to observe Global Childhood Cancer Day. On this occasion CPAA displayed their activities as well as created a mock play room where children participated in different activities such as painting, storytelling, indoor games, video film etc. Prof. R C Deka, Director, AIIMS inaugurated this exhibition and applauded CPAA’s contribution for the cause for past 32 years through AIIMS.
Children’s Day: The members of Lioness Club of Parinita were invited by CPAA, Delhi to donate toys and nutritional supplements to the patients undergoing treatment in the Pediatric wards of AIIMS on 18th November for Children’s Day. They also donated anti fungal medicines for the Pediatric Department of AIIMS. Childhood cancer patients undergoing treatment are often prone to fungal infections. The effective drugs for treating them are very expensive and hence this gesture was well appreciated.
Breast Cancer bi-monthly Support Group meeting: The 5th bi-monthly Support Group meeting was held on 4th December at AIIMS. Dr. M C Misra (Head of Surgery & Trauma Center, AIIMS) addressed the issues related to post-surgery pain of Breast Cancer survivors. This meeting was very satisfying for participants and fruitful for CPAA, as each lady got an opportunity to discuss her case individually and seek advice from the expert. Mrs Arunrekha Gogia (President Rotary Club of Delhi Safdarjung) a Lymphedema expert demonstrated some simple arm exercises and how to tie the bandages to prevent Lymphedema.
Christmas Party at AIIMS: CPAA’s Santa Clause visited the Pediatric wards at AIIMS to bring festive cheers amongst the children undergoing chemotherapy and cancer treatment with lots of goodies on 24th December. The gifts were sponsored by Fidelity Information Services (FIS) and their executives took time out of their busy schedule to participate in the party. Children in the play room managed by CPAA welcomed FIS team and sang hymns and Christmas carols. Resident doctors and nurses participated in this function whole heartedly.
Cancer Detection Camps: A Cancer detection camp was organized in association with Vidya Foundation at Okhala Center on 7th November. 34 women and 48 children were screened during this camp.
Cancer awareness and detection camp at Tihar Jail: CPAA, Delhi with the initiative of the Director General of Tihar Jail organised a breast cancer awareness and screening program for it's female inmates on 6th November. They were taught Breast self-examination supported by brochures. Another detection camp for 85 women was organised on 19th December with the assistance of an on-site mammography van from Medanta: Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon. 7 of the women were referred for mammogram from which 2 were detected as suspected cases and referred for further tests.
Diwali Celebration : CPAA celebrated Diwali with 55 patients and relatives at Hotel Oasis with a delicious lunch followed by games and a dance program. The Inner Wheel Club of Pune Downtown sponsored the gifts for the patients, while Penosh arranged for their conveyance. The Pune Merchant Chambers and Mrs. Ujjawala Nahar arranged to distribute special Diwali treats.
Christmas Celebration: CPAA joined hands with the Rotary Club of
Pune Central, the Inner
wheel Club of Pune Central, The Poona Club Ltd. and Grant A Smile to organise a Christmas Party for childhood cancer patients and
their family members on 18th December. The children danced to music
and enjoyed the tasty treats, while Santa distributed gifts. Mrs. Sheron Motwani of Copper Chocs distributed her special chocolates
amongst the children. Later on 24th December, CPAA volunteers played
Santa for the patients receiving treatment at the OPD of Sassoon
Hospital by distributing a goody bag of utility items.
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