Mumbai: Awareness presentations were conducted for the employees of Rhenus Logistics India Pvt Ltd. on 2 January at their corporate office at Andheri and on 13 February at their Bhiwandi warehouse for their hoarders and drivers.

Pune: A breast cancer screening camp was conducted at Honeywell Automation for their women staff on 6 January. After the overwhelming response of this camp, CPAA was invited to conduct another camp on 24 February. The camps succeeded in making the women realise the importance of regular cancer screening and breast self examination.

Pune: LIC of India sponsored a cancer screening camp on 12 January at the Pune Railway Station for the coolies and porters. Emphasis was laid on oral cancers due the high incidence and heavy dependence on tobacco and related products.

New Delhi: Fun Day, an Annual winter event was celebrated with great enthusiasm at the amusement park Worlds of Wonder on 13 January. This was a special outing for the childhood cancer patients who are a part of the CPAA-GCF project. The premises were decorated with lanterns and balloons as a special gesture to welcome the kids followed by Bhangra performances to celebrate Lohri. The innumerable rides enthralled the children and adults both with joy. The children truly enjoyed the day and took back memories of some magical moments along-with their with big goody bags

New Delhi: Several cancer screening camps and awareness programs were conducted in the months of January and February: on 13 January for the underprivileged women and children of Madanpur Khadar; on 15 January for the beneficiaries of Vidya Foundation at Munirka; on 29 January for slum dwellers at Santosh Nagar, Badarpur, Faridabad; on 10 February for the women of NWWA (Navy Women Welfare Association) at Nau Sena Bagh, Chanakya Puri and on 11 February for the women for CGWWA at the Coast Guard Complex, Noida.

Mumbai: CPAA participated in the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon held on 17 January. It has been our constant endeavour to create awareness about the cause while raising funds for cancer patients. This year the drive was directed towards Children with Leukemia. Companies like Kotak Mahindra Bank, HSBC, Limited, CLP India Private Limited and Tata Reality and Infrastructure Ltd supported us in this endeavour. While Manish Kothari, was the highest Individual Corporate Fundraiser, over 50 people including actor- producer-host Tara Sharma, students, senior citizens and cancer survivors pledged their run to CPAA.

Mumbai: Several Cancer Screening Camps were held in the months of January and February throughout India. On 27 and 28 January camps were conducted for 500 women at the Family Welfare Centre of the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre Camp, Belgaum sponsored by General Insurance Corporation of India. On 4 and 5 February camps were held for 400 people at Silvassa and Vapi sponsored by Voltas Limited. Cancer Screening camps were held from 20 - 25 February in several small towns in Bihar for 1,500 people, sponsored by The Oriental Insurance Company Limited.

Mumbai: The ROWA (Revenue Officers Welfare Association) group of ladies donated ration for 100 cancer patients on 23 January.

New Delhi: The 22nd Breast Cancer Support Group meeting was held on 28 January at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Asst. Prof. Rambha Pande of the Radio Therapy Dept. interacted with the participants. CPAA 's Rashmi Warty facilitated the discussion by encouraging the patients to speak about their problems in the group. 

New Delhi: A Breast and Cervical cancer awareness program was held for 120 women inmates of Tihar Jail on 4 February on the occasion of World Cancer Day . Dr Rajinder Kaur explained the signs and symptoms of cancer and methods of early detection by doing regular breast self examination. This was followed by a Tobacco Awareness Program for over a 100 adolescent boys in the age group of 18 - 21. The young men took great interest in the presentation and were keen to know the harmful effects of tobacco on their health. Motivated by the talk many of them pledged quit to tobacco.

New Delhi: The theme for this year's World Cancer Day was 'I Can, We Can'. To develop this confidence in childhood cancer patients, to help them articulate their inner feelings and to bring out a high level of energy to fight the problems in their life a Theatre Workshop was organised on on 4 February at Vishram Sadan Complex. This workshop was conducted by Mr. Ravi Raj Sagar, an experienced expert in this field. He taught the participants to be more expressive by drawing out facial expressions to bring out different emotions. It was a novel concept whereby Mr. Sagar narrated stories from Ramayana and asked children to respond to various situations. The children thoroughly enjoyed this new experience.

A special program was held for cancer survivors on 4 February at the Phoenix Hypercity to mark World Cancer Day. The participants thoroughly enjoyed the games followed by the lunch from McDonalds.

Pune: On 6 February, the students of the Bishop's School, Undri observed their Founders Day in a unique way. They donated food grains, food items and utility items in large numbers to CPAA to be distributed amongst their patients.

New Delhi: Dr Rajinder Kaur addressed a 100 women of Navy Women Welfare Association on 10 February at Nau Sena Bagh, Chanakyapuri. This was followed by a cancer screening camp for breast and cervical cancer. This program was inaugurated by the wife of the Vice Admiral.

Mumbai: CPAA's Mallika Narayan and Halima Aurangabadkar represented CPAA at the Indian Association of Palliative Care Conference at Pune from 11 - 14 February.

Mumbai: Music is fun, music is healing and music is divine and as a musician, when all of these combine for a cause as noble as humanity, it gives the ultimate satisfaction. This is what the group 'Music Ustad' strives for. On the auspicious day of 'Basant Panchami', on 12 February, they came with their offering of music to the Palliative cancer patients at the Shanti Avedna Hospice. Music can do miracles and this group indeed brought the therapeutic power of music to each and everyone. This musical evening left a joyful impression of happiness in their journey of life, making this last phase of their journey calmer and more peaceful.

New Delhi: On the occasion of the International Childhood Cancer Day, the children of CPAA-GCF project were specially invited at the Traffic Training Park, Baba Kharaksing Marg on 15 February. It is a garden with roads, pavements, traffic lights, zebra crossings, foot over bridge and a yellow bus stand. The children were educated about the traffic rules by pictorial poster presentations, snake and ladder game and also through riding the bicycles and mini scooters. This event was sponsored by Highway Travels.

Mumbai: A Patient donor meet was organised by one of our long-standing donors Naraindas Morbai Budhrani Trust on 15 February at Sion Hospital Auditorium. The meet was attended by doctors from Sion, Wadia and Nair hospitals along with their social workers. Around 150 children from different hospitals attended the programme with their parents. Everyone enjoyed the magician's and juggler's show and danced their hearts out to the foot-tapping music. They were all treated to a sumptuous lunch thereafter.

Mumbai: The World CSR conference was held at The Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 17 and 18 February. The aim of the World CSR Congress is to spread the message of Sustainable CSR to make a difference to the community at large. Speakers from all over the World had been invited to talk about different aspects of CSR. CPAA was invited as a Delegate NGO was ably represented by Fundraiser Kavita Kulkarni.

Mumbai: DNA Winners in Life awards gave centre stage to six cancer survivors, eight doctors and three nurses who have been in the thick of the fight against the dreaded disease, on 18 February at The ITC, Grand Central, Parel. It was organised in association with CPAA, Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON) and supported by P D Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre. CPAA's Founder Chairman and CEO was invited to be on the jury panel alongside other eminent personalities like ad guru Alyque Padamsee, former DGP PS Pasricha, former national badminton champion Aparna Popat, Chief of medicine and head of department of oncology at P D Hinduja Hospital Dr Asha Kapadia and Assistant Professor at the Tata Memorial Hospital Dr Jyoti Bajpai. The event was chaired by actor Padmashri Anupam Kher, who was also the guest of honour, along with Dr Uday Nirgudkar, editor-in-chief of DNA and Zee24Taas, Gautam Khanna, CEO of Hinduja Hospital, Joy Chokroborty, COO of Hinduja hospital, and Dr Purvish Parikh, executive director of ICON. Actors Vivek Oberoi and Neetu Chandra lent their unflinching support through their presence. DNA received over 200 heart-rending and inspirational stories, some which were chosen to be felicitated on this occasion.

New Delhi: The Dept. of Pediatric Oncology of AIIMS had organised an exhibition and public lecture to create awareness about childhood cancer at the Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, AIIMS on 18 February. CPAA was invited to participate and display its activities. On this occasion; Prof. M.C. Mishra, Director of AIIMS felicitated Kiran Hukku, Director of CPAA's New Delhi branch for the long partnership of CPAA with AIIMS.

Mumbai: The Balaji Trust organised a picnic for 25 cancer patients at Tikujini Wadi, Thane on 28 February. The children enjoyed various rides at Amusement and Water Park with their parents, tirelessly throughout the day. It was a memorable day which gave them the much needed respite from the tough lives that they otherwise lead.

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