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CPAA participated in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012 held on 15th January. Over 38,000 people including professional runners, celebrities, corporates, NGOs and ordinary citizens participated in this event. Kotak Securities, GSK and Marico supported CPAA apart from individual volunteers. This year too actress Tara Sharma pledged her support and ran for CPAA.

CPAA's Cancer Insurance Policy department organised a cancer detection camp at Vengurla, Konkan on 21st January 2012 for 250 individuals. A team of panel doctors, technicians and social workers traveled by road to conduct the camp. CPAA's insurance policy was offered to all the healthy individuals on a one-time payment of Rs. 8,000 and to be covered for 15 years.

On 23rd January, Hotel J W Marriott opened their doors to childhood cancer patients and their parents along with CPAA's social workers to celebrate Republic Day. They organised an entertainment programme for the patients and treated them with snacks and gifts.

World Cancer Day: 4th February is observed at World Cancer Day. CPAA was involved in a number of activities related to the event.

On 4th February, 2012, Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd organised a helicopter joy ride for 23 childhood cancer patients from CPAA. Actress, Madhuri Dixit-Nene came to cheers the kids as they took this memorable ride over the city of Mumbai. She gifted them autographed mementos and even sang to them.

On 3rd February, an open forum programme on breast and cervical cancer was organized at Naval Dockyard, for their staff members. Dr. Nita Nair (Onco-surgeon, Tata Memorial Hospital), Dr. Prashant Nyati (Onco-surgeon, Wockhardt and Fortis Hospital) were the speakers. Ms. Sangeeta Vyas compared the forum which was attended by over 350 women.

CPAA was the beneficiary of Simon Smith's Sand Castle for a Cause project. This was a unique initiative taken by Sand Cult in association with High Street Phoenix and CPAA with the objective of collecting funds for cancer patients while raising awareness about sand sculpture as an art form. The sand sculpture, emblazoned with the CPAA logo, was on display at the Courtyard of High Street Phoenix, Mumbai from 4th - 12th February. A cheque of Rs. 80,000 was handed over to CPAA.

EMDI Institute of Media and Communications' SWAT team (Students Working Against Tobacco) observed World Cancer Day on 3rd February through a candle light march followed by a concert on the 4th February. CPAA thanks all the young people for taking the pledge not to smoke. Listen to their anti tobacco version of Kolaveri di.

Sion Hospital, Mumbai organised a programme ‘Shukriya' for all the social workers who help them in caring for the patients, acting as a bridge between the doctor. Mallika Narayan was given a trophy by them appreciating the work she is doing there on behalf of CPAA.

CPAA is proud to serve on the Terry Fox (India) Committee which has successfully completed its 14th run in Mumbai on 5th February 2012. CPAA's Piali Syam and Aditi Bapat represent CPAA on the committee. Over 7,000 students from various school of Mumbai participated in this non-competitive run from Oberoi Hotel to Brabourne Stadium. Funds raised through this event are donated by the Terry Fox Foundation, Canada to Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, to support their excellent cancer research projects.

CPAA's Piali Syam, Susan Verghese, Shubha Maudgal and Aditi Bapat participated in the Lavasa Women's drive 2012. Cars were decked with imaginative themes and messages supporting various causes including cancer prevention.

The event was supported by many Bollywood celebrities and personalities. The CPAA team came a creditable 113th with 80 penalty points. See photos >> 

Awareness lectures were conducted at FedEx, MIDC and Marol on 17th February.


  • A health check-up camp was conducted at Motilal Nehru Camp, Munirka in association with Vidya Foundation on 17th January for 37 women and 80 children.

  • Fun Day was organised for childhood cancer patients and their care-givers on 27th January, 2012 at Bal Bhavan, New Delhi.

  • A cancer screening camp was organised on 21st February at Madangir Community Center for 55 women and 85 children. This camp was sponsored by Canara Bank, Nehru Place.



3 Cancer screening camps were held at:

  • Bhosari Sadgurunager Bus Dept on 17 January for 114 men.

  • Nigadi Bus Depot on 24 January for 111 men.

  • Pimpri Neharunager Bus Depot on 31 January for 150 men.

The Oberoi Hotel holds an annual event called ‘Melting Pot' co-hosted by The Consular Corps in Mumbai, the Rotary Club of Bombay and the Consulates of 25 countries. Funds raised from the event are donated to one or more chosen charities, which must make a 10 minute presentation to the board. CPAA's Piali Syam delivered a powerful presentation created by Aditi Bapat. CPAA was chosen as one of the beneficiary NGOs this year for their project - Early detection of cancer for Marginalised Women. A gala event was held on 16th  October at the Oberoi Regal Room with participating countries showcasing their food and culinary traditions. CPAA representatives too got a chance to interact with luminaries from different countries and inform them on our various activities.

On 9th February at a reception held by the Melting Pot committee, the Grant cheque was awarded to CPAA by The Dean of the Consular Corps Mumbai, Mr. Antonio Bullón (Consul General of Spain) and Rotarian and Convener Mr. Gul Kripalani amidst representatives of the 25 participating consulates.

(January - February 2012)

Cancer Screening
Camps / Clinics 46
Screenings 1,451
Suspected cases 510
Detected cases 0

Patient Care
Total Aid - Rs. 9,34,141
Patients Aided 375
Patients Counselled 3,031
Information/Literature 2,354
Ward / room visits 990

Cancer Insurance Policy
(1994 to January 2012)
Active policy holders 7,062
Detected cases 204
Survivors 159
Money Disbursed Rs. 43.5 million

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