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: CPAA's ROSE DAY 2014 :

Rose Day, CPAA's call to connect with cancer in a non-medical way was launched on September 22, 1994. A relief moment, CPAA opened cancer to mass compassion and goodwill. A simple human gesture, reach out, say you care with a rose and light up someone's life. Several patient-outreach programs were organized by CPAA in the last week of September to commemorate this day.

Mumbai: Variety entertainment programmes were held in hospitals like: ACTREC, AIIMS, Asha Cancer, B J Wadia, B Y L Nair, Boman Dhabar, Cama & Albless, Hinduja, KEM, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General, Masina, Parsi General, Prince Ali Khan and cancer care centers like Earnest Borges Home, Garib Nawaz Dharamshala, Mhaskar, Nana Palkar Samiti, Noori Musafir, Shanti Avedna Sadan, St. Judes and CPAA's Rehabilitation Centre from 22 - 28 September. Patients and their care-givers were treated to performances by acclaimed artists like Shriram Iyer, Anusha Mani, Sangeet Haldipur and Sandip Batra; Illusionist Mr. Akshay Laxman; Movie shows, Magic shows, Karaoke by Rashna, dance performances by students of Podar International School and girls from Seva Sadan and various other entertainment programs.

Actresses Varsha Usgaonkar and Tara Sharma joined CPAA in making this day a memorable one. Floral arrangements were put up in various cancer wards and cancer care centers by CPAA's social workers and volunteer teams to cheer up and raise the spirits of the patients and their families battling the big 'C'. View Image Gallery >>

New Delhi: Rose Day celebrations commenced on 14 September with a special screening of the movie 'Mary Kom' sponsored by DT Cinema Saket and Child and Doc n Doc magazine for childhood cancer patients, oncologists and resident doctors of the Pediatric Department, AIIMS. They were all treated to a special lunch at Punjab Grill thereafter. On 19 September, a group discussion was organised for the breast cancer survivors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Navneet Kaur, Breast Surgeon of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital interacted with patients and discussed survivorship issues with them. After the discussion, the patients were treated to an entertaining afternoon of Antakshari. They were given goody bags which were sponsored by Banita Kukreja, a support group member.

Continuing the Rose Day celebration, on 22 September, Kiran Hukku, Director of Delhi Branch visited the Pediatric Oncology wards of AIIMS and interacted with the patients and their caregivers. It was a soothing experience for the families to share their anxieties in the reassuring presence of Mrs. Hukku. The Rose Day finale was a special show of Jhumroo, a musical theatrical show and Nautanki Mahal with retro Bollywood songs at Kingdom of Dreams on 26 September.

Pune: The volunteers and social workers of the CPAA's Pune branch visited 10 hospitals in the city covering over 550 patients to distribute roses, greeting cards, blankets, bed covers, utility items and food stuff. Water purifiers and fans were donated and installed at the Indrayani Hospital, the Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre and at the Command Hospital.

CPAA along with The Rotary Club of Kalyani Nagar hosted a Rose Day party for the patients. The entertaining evening included a magic show and games followed by high tea.


The month of October is globally observed as Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is an Annual International health campaign organised every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Mumbai: CPAA organised two shows of the Hindi Play 'Umrao', in Mumbai and Pune. This play on Women Empowerment, produced by Aarambh and directed by Hidayat Sami, is an adaptation of the well-known novel 'Umrao Jan Ada'. The play stars Neetu Chandra, brand ambassador for CPAA in the lead role. The show on 11 October at Rangsharda, Mumbai was a fundraiser while the show on 18 October at Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Pune was a special screening sponsored by Venkys.

Delhi: On 21 October a talk on Breast Cancer was organised for the students of Lady Shri Ram College by Dr Geeta Kadyaparth, Breast Cancer specialist of Max Hospital. Dr Geeta explained the importance of breast self examination and made them aware of the various myths and mind blocks about cancer. Students supported the cause by wearing pink for the cause.

Pune: An awareness talk on Breast cancer was conducted on 16 October for the female staff of The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. by Dr. Chetan Deshmukh. It was both an educative as well as interactive session.


CPAA's patron, actor Vivek Oberoi celebrated his birthday with childhood cancer patients on 13 September at Big Cinemas, Wadala with a special show of the film 'Mary Kom'.

CPAA's Dr. Veena Shukla was invited to speak at CME on Psycho-oncology organised by the Central India Cancer Research Institute and Sadhana Charitable Trust, Nagpur on 18 October at the Rainbow Guest House, Civil Lines Nagpur. She delivered a lecture on 'CPAA model of counseling cancer patients'. The program was attended by medical professionals and post-graduate and research students of Nagpur University and various other institutes.

Loksatta, a leading Marathi daily, organised a donation drive for select NGOs, entitled 'Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada' in the months of September - October 2014. CPAA was one of the ten short-listed beneficiary NGOs for this drive year. Loksatta featured articles about the NGO in their newspaper, urging readers to donate for the cause. This year, readers contributed over Rs. 2.25 crore which was distributed amongst all the NGOs at the culminating event, on 29 October 2014 at their head office at Express Tower, Mumbai by the Chief Guest, Actor and Social Activist, Mr. Atul Kulkarni.


An awareness lecture on Breast and Cervical Cancer was organised on 13 September for the teachers of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. Dr Sapna Manocha (Radiation Oncology) from Apollo Hospital educated the participants on the causes and warning signs of breast and cervical cancer. The talk encouraged them to discuss not only cancer and their own health but also day to day problems they faced with their family's health. Another awareness lecture on Breast Cancer was held on 30 September for the students of IIT Delhi by Breast Cancer Specialist Dr Kanchan Kaur, Medanta Hospital. The lecture drew attention from the male and female students likewise. Infact, several boys promised to pass the information on to their mothers and to encourage them to go for a mammography screening.

CPAA organised a special Diwali party at New Delhi's Rajgharia Dharamshala on 15 October. Global Charity Foundation has been supporting CPAA in making treatment possible and saving lives of several childhood cancer patients. Their Founder President Dr. Reeta Thukral and Mr Stacy Standly, an esteemed board member were the special guests for the Diwali party this year. They pledged their unwavering commitment and support to CPAA. It was heartening for them to observe first-hand, the impact of their support towards these families. The patients and care-givers too in turn got the opportunity to express their gratitude towards Dr. Thukral and Mr. Standly. Children thoroughly enjoyed the activities planned for them followed by a hearty festive meal.

A cancer screening camp was held on 17 October for the woman and men of Malayalee Association of Faridabad. Pap smear and clinical breast examination was done for 48 women. Head and neck and physical examinations were done for men. One case was suspected of pre cancerous stage.


Hotel Oasis hosted a Diwali party for patients and their care takers on 20 October. The patients thoroughly enjoyed the program especially organised for them.

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