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Mumbai: 10th Annual 'Caring with Style' fashion show in association with Pidilite Industries was held, on 1 March at NSCI, Mumbai. Honorable Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis was the chief guest of the event. The fashion show featured style icons from film fraternity and prominent figures from different walks of life, dressed in creations of ace designers Manish Malhotra and Shaina NC. Aamir Khan was the show stopper for Shaina NC's creations and walked the ramp along with cancer survivors Neha and Sakshi. Sonakshi dazzled the audience as Manish Malhotra's show-stopper after a bevy of top models showcased his ensemble. The entire jewelry line was sponsored by Popley Eternal. The event was ably hosted by Rashmi Nigam and Sophie Choudhary. Singers Shekhar Ravjiani, Shaan and Meet brothers enthralled the audience with their performances. Celebrities who walked the ramp included Zayed Khan, Anu Malik, Varsha Usgaonkar, Tara Sharma, Prasoon Joshi, Mickey Mehta amongst others.

New Delhi: A special catharsis and empowerment session for Breast Cancer Survivors was organised to mark the third anniversary of CPAA's Breast Cancer Support Group on 9 March, on the occasion of International Womens' Day at the IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Vandana Natu, a cancer survivor, facilitated the session by helping women connect with their neglected emotions. Prof P K Julka, Dean and Head of Radio Therapy, AIIMS gave the keynote address emphasizing on health, follow ups and general well being of women and oncologists Prof. Rambha Pandey and Dr. Omna Nair answered the medical queries.

Pune: The Elite Studio opened their doors to celebrate International Women's Day with CPAA on 9 March. The women present shared the emotional problems they faced when they came face to face with the Big 'C'. Rendition of popular Hindi and Marathi songs kept everyone entertained while they enjoyed the delicious tea and snacks served. Mr. Kochari of Identity Events and Mita Banerjee from Writer Founder Team Miracle put together this informative and fun filled evening together for CPAA.

New Delhi: A Cancer Awareness lecture was held on 9 March at Gurukul Faridabad, for the beneficiaries of SOS village Gurukul, Faridabad. A Breast Cancer Awareness lecture was conducted on 19 March at Gadhakhor, Faridabad and on 23 April at Jindal Steels, Bhikaji Cama Place by Dr Rajinder Kaur. Women-centric cancer screening camps were conducted on 9 March for the beneficiaries of SOS village Gurukul at Faridabad; on 13 March at Ghitorni village, Gurgaon; on 17 March at Ajay Nagar; on 19 March for women of SOS village, Gadakhor; on 16 April at Santosh Nagar, Faridabad; on 23 April at Jindal Centre, Bhikaji Cama Place and on 30 April at Agwanpur, Faridabad.

Pune: A Cancer awareness talk was held for the Women's Welfare Centre on 10 March. Dr. Shreeram Inamdar stressed on the importance of early screening for better and faster cure. Dr. Kokane enlightened the audience on the use of vaccinations for cervical cancer.

Mumbai: CPAA patron Sudha Sharma celebrated her son's birthday on 10 April in a unique and meaningful way. With her son and a friend in tow she came to the Pediatric wing of Sion Hospital to have a birthday party. Her son cut a cake with the young patients there and distributed goody bags to all. It was indeed an enriching experience for the young birthday boy.

Mumbai: A Donor-Patient Meet was organised on 11 March at Manav Seva Sangh, Sion. 200 beneficiary patients from different hospitals such as Cama, Nair, KEM, Tata, Wadia and Sion were invited to meet the donors from Naraindas Morabi Budharani Trust at this event. A Magic show, Juggler show and a Comedy show was put together to entertain the children.

Pune: CPAA organised a cancer awareness talk for the women staffers of the General Post Office, Pune on 11 March. Dr. Bhushan Zade conducted this interactive session where many myths regarding breast cancer were cleared whilst stressing upon the importance of early screening.

Singapore: The United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), Singapore's Cancer Awareness Global Concern organised the 4th Annual Hair for Hope event on their East Campus on 20 March. This event has become a perennial favourite and sees an outpouring of support, both emotional and financial. 48 brave students and staff made a 'Bald statement' by having their hair shaved in aid of CPAA. Several participants collected sponsorship pledges while some participated to honour a loved one affected by cancer. The funds collected will support 12 childhood cancer patients as well as cancer screening camps. Each participant expressed his/her motive behind supporting this cause which inspired the crowd to further support and pledge their contributions. CPAA salutes the efforts of UWCSEA in being able to inculcate the 'feeling of giving' in such young minds.

Mumbai: Organised Cancer screening camps at Jain International Trade Organisation, Chinchpokli for 310 people; Saifee Ambulance Society, Nasik for 200 women; Streehitkarini, Elphinstone for 100 women; Gopi Birla Memorial High School, Malabar Hill for 200 people and RCF, Alibaug for 200 people, in the month of April.

Mumbai: On 22 April, our patron Shaherbanoo Begum organised a toured picnic of the stables of the Mahalakshmi Race Course for childhood cancer patients. They were delighted to see the horses swimming, exercising and training. And as always no picnic could have been complete without a hearty meal.

Mumbai: The UICC Asia-Pacific Cancer Society Training Grants develop cancer control capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides selected fellows with a unique training and development experience by providing the hosting cancer societies the opportunity to contribute to cancer control in the Asia-Pacific region. This year Jenita Doli Tine Donsu (Indonesian Cancer Foundation), Muhammad Raftaz Kayani (Kiran, Pakistan) Aditya Manna (Narikeldaha Prayas and Oncology Dept of MAS Clinic & Hospital, India) and Manjiri Peiris (Jeewaka Foundation, Srilanka) were chosen for this fellowship to study at CPAA, Mumbai from 21 - 25 April under the supervision of Ms. Anita Peter.

New Delhi: As part of informal educational activities, childhood cancer patients and their siblings were taken to National Rail Museum on 21 April. The Museum officials themselves took the children for their joy rides and cheered them on. They were given a guided tour of the display of old coaches and steam locomotive engines, giving them an insight of how the railways have changed over the years.

Mumbai: Salva Rasool, an enigmatic Arabic Calligraphy artist presented her show 'Elahaya' at Cache Gallery, Bandra, Mumbai, from 27 - 31 March 2015. CPAA's Piali Syam curated the show for which Salva donated part proceeds to CPAA.

New Delhi: A summer workshop was organised in the Vishram Sadan Complex on 30 April for childhood cancer patients. The young and enthusiastic executives of CIPLA volunteered to guide the kids in the painting activity. Saskia Rao-de Haas, the internationally acclaimed Cello player enthralled the children with her lilting music.


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