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Mumbai: 13th January: The New Year was ushered in with a grand party for the patients at the Radio Club, Colaba. 50 patients with care-givers participated in the various games and activities. Later on everyone stepped onto the dance floor and grooved to the DJ's beats. The evening concluded with prizes for the winners, yummy treats and take-away gifts for all.

31st January: Susmita Mitra presented a cancer awareness lecture for employees of Supreme Petrochemicals. CPAA's brochures giving information on Smoking Tobacco, Non-smoking Tobacco, Diet & Cancer were distributed amongst all the employees. The lecture motivated the management to arrange for a cancer screening clinic for their employees thereafter.

2nd February: Swami Nirmalananda gave a lecture on 'Management of Cancer through Yoga'. She was a yogi before she took diksha and has written a book on the same subject. She spoke about how to deal with a diagnosis of cancer, death, listening to mantras in the morning to calm the mind. The participants experienced 'yognidra', a powerful way to relax, which she recommended for patients.

4 February - World Cancer Day 2011

As a part of CPAA's World Cancer Day (WCD) programme, 15 delighted children and their parents spent a fun filled morning at Taj Lands End, Bandra. The children were told about the importance of WCD and the World Cancer Declaration. A puppet show by Rachana Sansare and her group was an interesting mixture of fun and learning.

Debasmita Pani, Anita Elavia and the group at Taj Lands End made sure that everyone felt like VIPs. In fact a special menu was created for them. A brochure on 'Testicular Cancer' was released at the event by Mr. Rajagopalan in memory of his son, Shreyas. If you would like a copy of the brochure, write to

CPAA initiated a 'Day Care' programme for terminally ill cancer patients under the guidance of Dr. L J D'Souza at Shanti Avedana Ashram. Under this program, patients are brought in from their homes or hospitals to the Ashram and entertained through the day and dropped back in the evening. The programme allows family members and care-givers the much needed respite while providing the patient a change of scene. Also, an early introduction to the facilities available at Shanti Avedana would motivate patients to take its benefit at earlier rather than late stages so that their last days are as comfortable as possible.

CPAA's Shubha Maudgal and Kavita Kulkarni addressed a group at theCPAA's Shubha Maudgal and Kavita Kulkarni addressed a group at the Bank of America's Andheri office Bank of America's Andheri office to present CPAA's efforts towards the 'Total Management of Cancer'. They also discussed how volunteers of 'Serve', BOA employees' corporate social responsibility initiative, can get associated with the organization in community service drives. 

CPAA's Neeta More was invited by the 'Me Marathi' channel to participate in one of their popular programme's Mogara Phulala. The programme was aired from 4th to 9th February. She spoke about CPAA's activities with special emphasis on our awareness and early detection efforts.

New Delhi:  Fun Day at Wonders of the World, Noida8th February: About 80 patients were invited by the Wonders of the World, Noida to celebrate Fun Day. After a warm welcome by the staff, the patients were treated to a special puppet and magic show and games apart from the rides at the amusement park. A group of 6 childhood cancer patients presented a Punjabi dance on the famous Rang De Basanti song. The highlight of the event was the cartoon parade in which Tom & Jerry danced and played with all the children. They were treated to a sumptuous lunch thereafter and took home lots of gifts and memories.

25th February: A Health Camp for the Coast Guards was organised at the 'Tatrakshak Vihar' for 65 men and women. Dr. Pasha and Dr. Rajendra conducted the camp for CPAA.

Standard Chartered
Mumbai Marathon 2011

CPAA participated in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2011 on 16th January. Kotak Securities, CLP India and HDFC Securities were some of the companies who supported us apart from many individual volunteers. Actor Vivek Oberoi, CPAA's Tobacco Control Ambassador and Designer Shaina NC, CPAA's Cultural Ambassador were present to cheer-on the CPAA contingent.  

World Pediatric day

World Pediatric day was celebrated on 12th February at S L Raheja Hospital. 15 childhood cancer patients from CPAA participated in the program which included a magic show and a fancy dress competition. Prizes were given out the best dressed children and gifts to everyone.


Cancer Screening
Camps / Clinics 45
Screenings 1,466
Suspected cases 566
Detected cases 1

Patient Care
Total Aid Rs. 6,67,936
Patients Aided 414
Patients Counselled 4,088
Information/Literature 2,555
Ward / room visits 1,405
Ambulance service to 1,432


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