Cancer Patients Aid Association's Founder Chairman and CEO, Mr Y K Sapru was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Workshop on Cancer Awareness, Prevention, Screening & Early Detection for SAARC Nations at The Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi on 2 March. He was recognised for having created this unique organisation, which has been working relentlessly and selflessly for the last 47 years for the welfare of poor cancer patients in India as well as surrounding nations. He was conferred this unique honour by Dr Cary Adams, CEO, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Mr Sapru started CPAA, with the mission of 'Total Management of Cancer'. It is his vision and farsightedness that has seen a germ of an idea mature into the well-respected association that CPAA is today. 'Total Management of Cancer', has been the cornerstone of CPAA's philosophy all these years. The success of his leadership lies in having truly empowered each individual in the organisation and enthuse them with a passion to work towards this noble cause.

Mumbai: The 11th edition of the Annual 'Caring with Style' Fashion show sponsored by Fevicol, an iconic brand from Pidilite Industries Ltd in association with and in aid of CPAA was held on 20 March at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai. This event was spear-headed by ace fashion designer Shaina NC along-with Bollywood's favourite designer Manish Malhotra who showcased their special collections on this occasion. Their exquisite creations were adorned by icons from the film fraternity, achievers and prominent figures from different walks of life on the ramp. Acclaimed Bollywood actress and survivor Manisha Koirala was the show-stopper for Shaina's collection along-with 3 other brave survivors Rashmi, Purnima and Gurpreet. Renowned celebrities Shabana Azmi, Huma Qureshi, Athiya Shetty were the show-stoppers for Manish Malhotra's collection. Amongst others who walked the ramp for the fashion designers and extended their support for the noble cause were Tara Sharma, Varsha Usgaonkar, Sonali Kulkarni, Dino Morea, Boman Irani, Adnan Sami, Atul Kasbekar, Sachid Khedekar, Madhoo, Mrunal Kulkarni and Marc Robinson. Singers Kanika Kapoor, Armaan Malik and Sophie Choudhary performed to popular numbers. Veteran singer and music director Bappi Lahiri walked the ramp for Shaina and later set the stage on fire with his foot-tapping performance. The event was hosted by Cyrus Broacha. This year the theme of the show has moved one step further. The theme #Judenge Ladenge Jeetenge symbolises unification, the spirit to fight and grit to win. Funds raised from the show will be donated to CPAA towards the treatment of children suffering from blood cancer. 

New Delhi:
The students of Pearl Academy did a Pilot project under the stewardship of their faculty Prof. Ambika Magotra and CPAA's New Delhi Branch. The students conducted a fun filled activity with different media of colours with the children. They then printed it on the fabrics. They were impressed with the talent of childhood cancer patients in working with colours.

International Womens' Day:
The English play Gauhar Jaan, inspired by Vikram Sampath's acclaimed book 'My Name is Gauhar Jaan' written by Mahesh Dattani and directed by Lillete Dubey was held on 27 March at Sophia Bhabha hall Mumbai. The play traces the life and times of singer Gauhar Jaan, the first Indian singer to cut a gramophone record in 1902. The musical, which starred actress Rajeshwari Sachdev and Sufi singer Zila Khan, had both of them essaying the role of 'Gauhar' at different stages of her life. Other actors were Denzil Smith, Anuj Gurwara, Danny Sura, Gillian Pinto and Parinaz Jal.

New Delhi: On the occasion of International Women's Day, Cancer Detection Camps and Awareness talks on Breast and Cervical Cancer were organized throughout the month of March for the women of Air Force Women Welfare Association (AFWWA) at Arjan Garh and women officers and wives of Air Force Officers at Air Force Station, Faridabad and for the underprivileged people at Basantpur, Faridabad.
CPAA celebrated th
e successful completion of 4 years of the Breast Cancer Support Group on 8 March, International Women's Day in collaboration with the Surgery Disciplines Department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). On this occasion renowned Gynecologist Prof. Renu Misra, was the Guest of Honor who spoke on emotional well being of the group members. Dr. Anita Dhar (Surgeon) and Dr. Savita Sapra (Psychologist) addressed the women's issues while giving them an insight into how to gain ability to assert themselves in various aspects of their life. The participants enjoyed a round of housie with attractive prizes.

Women's Day was celebrated with our women patients at Krushnai Water Park on 9 March. The women enjoyed the rides and the rain dance and relish the lunch served thereafter.

Mumbai: Cancer Screening camps were organized at the JNPT Hospital at Uran on 19 and 20 March for over 400 people.

New Delhi: Holi was celebrated with festive fervour at the Vishram Sadan Complex on 22 March. Mr. Ravi Raj Sagar yet again conducted a drama workshop with the special theme Holi which was thoroughly enjoyed by the children. The ladies from Lioness Club distributed fruits and sweets to the participants.
New Delhi: Prof. Manvi Seth, Head of the Department of Museology, National Museum Institute has started a new initiative - Museum goes to Hospital with the Pediatric Department, AIIMS. As part of this initiative to create awareness about our National Heritage, a day-long workshop was organised on 13 April with the support of CPAA, Delhi. The workshop program consisted of guided gallery tours, discussions and storytelling within the National Museum gallery. The activities centered on museum objects and consisted of clay modeling, drawing and painting, puzzles etc. The childhood cancer patients that were taken to the museum thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

An awareness talk was conducted on 11 April by Dr. Rakesh Neve at the Oriental Rubber Industry Pvt. Ltd. Due to the high incidence of use of tobacco products amongst the staff, the lecture stressed on its ill-effects and high risk of cancer. It was an interactive session that put to rest many doubts that the employees had. Another awareness talk was conducted on 22 April at the Sahyadri School, Alandi for its staff and parents. Dr. Chandrakant Khairnar conducted the session. He emphasized on early screening as a way to tackle breast and cervical cancer. He also spoke on how the changes in our lifestyles affected our health.

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