HPV Laboratory Project 2013

The HPV Laboratory Project undertaken by CPAA is the first of its kind to be started by a NGO in India. As a part of its CSR initiative, Mazgaon Dock Ltd., a Public Sector Undertaking under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Government of India has sponsored the setting up of a CPAA's HIGH RISK ONCOGENIC HPV SCREENING LABORATORY in Mumbai. They have also set up a fund to provide free HPV test for 5,000 women including underprivileged women for screening risk, early detection and prevention of cervical cancer.

The project and the laboratory was inaugurated on 27 June 2013 at CPAA's Cancer Management Center at Mahalaxmi by Rear Admiral R K Shrawat (AVSM) - Chairman and Managing Director, Mazagaon Dock Ltd in the presence of Mr. Y K Sapru - Founder Chairman & CEO of CPAA and other dignitaries. Picture Gallery >>

World No Tobacco Day 2013

Mumbai: A print ad competition for professionals and amateurs on the topic 'Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and surrogate advertising' was launched during the month of April. The competition was adjudged by Piyush Pandey, Exec Chairman and Creative Director, South Asia Ogilvy & Mather India; Mr. Ravi Deshpande, Chairman & CCO, Contract India; Dr. P C Gupta, Director, Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health. Picture Gallery >>

A press conference was held at the Trident, Bandra on 25 May to announce CPAA's Salim-Sulaiman Concert 'Celebrate Life'. CPAA's Chairman Y K Sapru chaired the panel comprising of Sadanand Date, Jt. Commissioner Law & Order; composers Salim and Sulaiman, director Mahesh Bhatt, actors Vivek Oberoi and Neetu Chandra who pledged their support to CPAA's tobacco control program. They felicitated composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant for organising and singers Aakriti Kakkar, Shilpa Rao, Shrraddha Pandit, Neha Bhasin, Mamta Sharma and Sriram Iyer for participating in the concert to be held on 26 May at Rangsharda Auditorium, Bandra.

The concert was inaugurated by actress Raveena Tandon and designer Shaina N C in the presence of Chairman Y K Sapru. Singers Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Vishal Dadlani, Aakriti Kakkar, Shilpa Rao, Shrraddha Pandit, Neha Bhasin, Mamta Sharma, Sriram Iyer, Shweta Pandit, Shruti Phathak, Aditi Singh Sharma, Shadab Faridi enthralled the audience with popular Bollywood numbers. They encouraged the audience present, especially the youth to keep away or quit tobacco by talking about it's ill-effects and impact on the society. The show was ably compeered by Tarun Ratnani. picture gallery >>

An ENT screening camp sponsored by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. was held on May 29 at Navnirman Samaj Vikas Kendra, Kandivali. 81 individuals were screened in the camp.

Dr Veena Shukla Mishra and her team conducted a Tobacco Cessation and Awareness Lecture for the L&T Infotech, Powai employees on May 30.

A drawing competition was held on June 1, in association with Mumbai Police Welfare Department. 157 kids participated in this competition. The competition was judged by well known artists Ravindra Vengurlekar, Ananya Banerjee, Kishor Nadavdekar and CPAA's panel doctor Dr. C. J. Joshi.

New Delhi: An anti-tobacco awareness lecture was conducted for over 700 workers of Marathon Electric India Pvt. Ltd, Faridabad. Dr Sajeela Maini from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, a leading name in Tobacco Cessation in India presented this lecture on the topics - Ill effects of Tobacco, causes and symptoms of cancer and simple tips on how to quit tobacco. This was followed by and interactive session with the audience where many of their queries were resolved. President and CEO of Marathon Electric, M K Trisal successfully quit smoking and wanted his entire team too to become tobacco free. He also encouraged his workers to have their families screened by a cancer specialist.

Pune: Awareness lectures and early detection camps were conducted throughout the month of May. Programs were conducted for the staff of Magarpatta City by Dr. Amol Dumbre Patil and Dr. Chetan Deshmukh; for the Railway hospital staff and relatives by Dr. Vinod Gore and for the construction workers and security staff K Raheja Commerzone by Dr. Amol Dumbre Patil. It gave the people an opportunity to educate themselves and get clear facts from authentic sources. Over 1000 people benefitted from these programs. Early detection ENT camps were held at the Railway Hospital for about 60 individuals. cancer and at K Raheja Commerzone for 125 men. Five suspected cases were advised further investigations.

Mumbai Branch:

Colours of life: CPAA presented their Ninth Annual Art Exhibition 'Colours of Life', at The Viewing Room, Mumbai. 104 leading and renowned Indian artists came are coming together to showcase their work for the noble cause of raising funds for deserving cancer patients. The artists include K H Ara, F N Souza, Akbar Padamsee, Badri Narayan, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Shuvaprassana, Shipra Bhattacharyya, Prafulla Dahanukar, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sanjay Bhattacharjya, Samir Mondal, Bharti Prajapati, Bina Aziz, Brinda Chudasama Miller, Sanatan Dinda, Atin Basak, Buwa Shete, Seema Kohli, Surya Prakash, T Vaikunthan, Yusuf Arakkal, Nayanaa Kanodia, Lalitha Lajmi, H R Das, Ramesh Gorjala, Charan Sharma, Yashwant Shirwadkar amongst others. The collection has a large spectrum of works, styles, media and price range. It gives every art lover an opportunity to own a piece of work without having to stretch their budget. Also it gives a unique opportunity to the art collectors to select from different genres of artists and make their collection more dynamic.

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Caring with Style 2013Caring with Style: CPAA and Pidilite Industries Ltd hosted the 8th Annual 'Caring with Style' Fashion Show at the Cricket Club of India's (CCI) Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on June 2. It showcased the latest collections of CPAA patrons and designers Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra. Prominent industrialists, achievers and Bollywood style icons like Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Juhi Chawla, Pankaj Udhas, Dia Mirza, Amisha Patel, Shriya Saran, Madhoo, Neha Dhupia, Chunkey Pandey, Geeta Basra, Terence Lewis, Sophie Chaudhary and many others walked the ramp pledging their support to raise funds for cancer patients. Electrifying performances by composers Sajid-Wajid, Mohit Chauhan, Shilpa Rao and Meiyang Chang along with the unexpected downpour made for a very dramatic setting for the evening. The celebrity models were cheered by a sea of yellow umbrellas provided by Fevicol, as the show continued despite the deluge.

New Delhi branch:

A support group meeting for Breast Cancer Survivors was held on May 14. Mrs. Arunrekha Gogia, a Lymphedema expert gave a talk on Lymphatic systems. She demonstrated the process of tying the bandages and precautions to be taken for the prevention of Lymphedema. Rotary Club of Delhi Safdurjung donated 50 bandages to deserving patients being assisted by CPAA.

CPAA's New Delhi has collaborated with Yoga Enjoyment to hold Pranayama workshops for Cancer Survivors once a month. The first workshop was held on June 18 and was conducted by Yoga Guru, Ramneek Wig, a cancer survivor himself. He won over his third relapse of Lymphoma with the regular practice of Pranayama. His testimony inspired the participants to take up pranayama as an alternative therapy in their fight against cancer.


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On June 7, an Art Exploration Creative Workshop was conducted in collaboration with Pearl Academy of Fashion & Design organised for childhood cancer patients in the pediatric ward of AIIMS by CPAA's New Delhi Branch. 39 children participated and thoroughly enjoyed making masks, lanterns, painting with stencils etc. Their favorite songs were played during the workshop to cheer them. La Marche-Sugar & Spice sponsored the refreshments for children.



Cancer Screening (May- Jun 2013)
Camps / Clinics 19
Screenings 495
Suspected cases 199
Detected cases 2

Patient Care (May- Jun 2013)
Total Aid - Rs. 11,82,409
Patients Aided 499
Patients Counselled 3,845
Information/Literature 1,705
Ward / room visits 624
Transport services 1,362

Cancer Insurance Policy
(1994 - 2013 Jun)
Policy enrollments 12,314
Detected cases 220
Survivors 172
Claims settled 885
Money Disbursed Rs. 49.1 million

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