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In line with nomenclature used by major NGOs worldwide, Cancer Patients
Aid Association's website has now been renamed cancer.org.in. You can
access the website using both addresses for the present.
Art Exhibition: CPAA holds an annual fund raiser in the form of an art exhibition & sale in partnership with Cymroza Art Gallery. This year the exhibition 'Colours of Life IV-Wings of Hope' was held between 2nd and 9th August. The exhibition, now in its fourth year has gone from strength to strength and until today it is an event that both artists and art lovers look forward to and support whole heartedly.
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Illness to Wholeness: Cancer patients often find the journey after treatment just as difficult as the one during treatment. To address the feeling “What Now?”, CPAA and Roots and Wings (www.roots-n-wings.org) organized a residential workshop to introduce participants to the latest mind-body-spirit approaches useful in managing cancer and to provide a safe and supportive environment in which to share their own experiences and learn from each other. The programme consisted of lectures, practical training and experiential sessions within the tranquil surroundings of the Leslie Sawhny Training Centre, Deolali. 17 patients and caregivers came out healed and able to "honour cancer in order to transcend it".
The next retreat is being held from 12th - 19th October at the Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi. For details and registration procedure, contact Mrs. Kiran Hukku on 9810044536 (New Delhi) or Nilima Bhat on 9886700026 (Bangalore).
UICC World Cancer Congress:
This year CPAA also exhibited our activities, literature and products in a stall which was visited by over 2500 participants of the congress.
An open forum meet on breast cancer was organised at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on 23rd July 2008. The Chairman & CEO of CPAA, Mr. Y. K. Sapru spoke on Breast Cancer Management at CPAA. This was followed by our panel doctor, Gynecologist Dr. Jyoti Taskar's experiences of working with breast cancer patients and Onco Surgeon Dr. Vani Parmar's(Tata Memorial Hospital) presentation on breast cancer. The Chief Guest for this programme actress, Mrs. Sukanya Kulkarni-Mone felicitated 3 breast cancer survivors on this occasion . The programme was sponsored by BG India.
PATIENT CARE DEPARTMENT REPORT: AUGUST 2008
Delhi Branch Activities : Awareness Lecture at Vidya Niketan School - Saket: 160 school children from class VIII & IX attended the interactive awareness program on the 28th Aug 08. Dr. Niranjan Naik from Dharamshila Hospital conducted the lecture followed by a quiz program. The students came forward with their opinions and comments on the “ILL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO”. It was heartening to note that these children came out with strong opinions against the use of tobacco.
50 children came together on 14th August at the AIIMS Pediatric ward for the Independence Day celebration. They sang patriotic songs and even pasted the flag all over the playroom. Doctors and nurses were also invited on this occasion. Later on the children tied rakhi to each other and even the doctors.
THREE-DAY REACH TO RECOVERY WORKSHOP - 15-17 November 2008 : CPAA is organising a three day workshop along with Reach to Recovery International, International Union Against Cancer from 15-17th November, 2008. The aim is to enable women with breast cancer to receive psychosocial support using the Reach to Recovery concept and principles, that is to work through carefully selected and trained volunteer breast cancer survivors who have fully adjusted to their breast cancer treatment. The workshop provides initial training and introduces participants to ongoing continuing education sessions. Breast cancer survivors who would like to use their experience to help patients going though treatment may write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call CPAA on +91-22-24924000 for details.
22nd September is a day conceived and ear-marked by Cancer Patients Aid Association since the past 12 years to bring cheer, happiness and smiles to cancer patients all over the country. This annual event is a gesture from the association to show its support and care to hundreds of cancer patients and their families. Celebrate National Cancer Rose Day this year with the CPAA on Saturday, 20 September 2008 at, Cancer Patients Aid Association, Anand Niketan, King George V Memorial Infirmary, Dr. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi. Contact: 022-24924000/24928775
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