The E-Newsletter of Cancer Patients Aid Association

December 2007


Shobhaa De for CPAA

Renowned author and columnist Shobhaa De has been one of CPAA's biggest pillars of support. She is one of our longest standing patrons and greatest supporters throughout the years. She has played a major role in the growth of CPAA by consistently donating for cancer patients personally and through several friends.  

In her newest endeavour, Shobhaa De collaborates with Saffronart for their unique online auction of six specially created pieces of jewellery by six eminent Indian women. Anjolie Ela Menon, Avanti Birla, Maharani Gayatri Devi , Parmeshwar Godrej, Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai and Shobhaa De have each pledged the proceeds from the auction of the jewellery designed by them to six charitable organisations.  Shobhaa De has chosen CPAA to be the beneficiary of her participation. Shobhaa De's design epitomizes giving and love, and can be worn as a hair ornament, a brooch or even a pendant. Each flower has two brilliant round diamonds on each petal. An exquisite 76 cent Forevermark diamond holds the delicate bouquet together.

The auction which is an entirely charitable event, will take place online online at on Wednesday January 23 - Thursday January 24, 2008. Do logon and lend CPAA your helping hand. Click here for more details>

Happy Birthday Dia !

Dia Mirza celebrated her birthday this year with Cancer Patients Aid Association at Mc'Donalds (Bandra). 

50 children forgot their struggles against cancer and immersed themselves in the festivities of the day. They gifted their ‘Dia Didi’ with a specially designed card, soft toys and flowers. She in turn made sure each child got a return gift as a remembrance of the day.

Globus becomes Santa ! 

Mumbaites got a chance to play Santa this year due to a unique initiative by Globus Department stores. To mark the start of the festive season, they installed a 111.2 feet tall, gigantic red stocking outside their popular clothes outlet in Bandra.


Dino Morea, CPAA's anti-tobacco ambassador was on hand to inaugurate the efforts.


The general public has been encouraged to drop in toys, books, clothes and other items as donations for over 1000 cancer and AIDS affected children in the city. Children from Cancer Patients Aid Association will be one of the beneficiaries of this venture. 


The stocking has broken the earlier record of a 90 feet tall stalking that was hung in Toronto in November, 2007. The Limca Book of World Records has already declared the Bandra stocking as the biggest in the world.

Patient Care's Highlights for December 2007  







X'mas party by CPAA 
Cancer Patients Aid Association organized a Christmas party for children on 21st December, 2007. The patients  were picked up from various venues and were taken to the beautiful precincts  of the Bramhakumaris Peace Park at Santacruz in 3 buses arranged specially for them. 

The party involved various games and dance and was ably directed by Jatin, the master of ceremonies for the day. They were presented with gifts and chocolates along with snacks and dinner.

Activities at the Delhi Branch of CPAA

22 patients were counseled while 46 patients were given aid in different forms at the Delhi Branch. The center adopted 4 new child patients and 3 adult patients over and above the ongoing budgeted aid.

The children in our Playgroup were introduced to different festivals, the story behind each one and their importance by enacting plays with various characters like Ravan , Krishna, Ram, Christ etc. While undergoing treatment, these children miss out on their education. Through the playgroups, we try to keep them abreast with their formal education by introducing alphabets through simple teaching aids. In our craft classes this month we taught them the art of making soft toy puppets.  

A shuttle service was provided to over 350 patients for commuting between Ratilal and Rajgarhia Dharamshala.  A breast cancer program was organised with the help Bharti Enterprises (Airtel) on 13 December at Gurgaon, Udyog Vihar and on the 14 December at Grand Vasant Kunj. A presentation was made by Dr Puneet Gupta, Senior Oncologist Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. Over a 100 employees participated in this interactive program where their queries were answered. An awareness quiz was organized in Apeejay School, Saket  in which 200 students participated. A breast cancer awareness presentation by Dr Deepali Kapoor was also arranged at Gargi College.


Cancer screening camps were held at Lal Kuan,  Sangam Vihar, Blue Bells Pvt School and  Khirki Gaon, Community Center. Over a 100 men, women and children were screened in each of these camps. Each camp was preceded by an awareness Lecture.


Christmas was celebrated in the pediatric wards in AIIMS on 23 December. Santa Claus distributed chocolates, sweets, cookies and cakes to the children, while several soft toys were gifted to the children. Young volunteers came to entertain the cancer patients and succeeded in creating an atmosphere of merry-making.

Awareness & Early detection camp

An awareness and cancer screening camp was held at Roha, Dist. Raigad on 16th December 2007. This camp benefited over 200 lady staff members & family members of Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited.


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