CARING WITH STYLE -  Fevicol Achievers' Show 2010'

On 13th March, singers Pankaj Udhas, Abhijeet and Anu Malik, telly stars Rohit Roy, Eijaz Khan, Apurva Agnihotri &  Shilpa Saklani, Hussain & Tina Kuwajerwala, Rashmi Desai and Rakshanda Khan; Dr Mukesh Batra, Dr Rishma Pai  and Dr Purnima Mhatre; actresses Vidya Malavade, Tisca Chopra, Lillete Dubey, Madhoo, Juhi Babbar and Anjori Alagh; artist Arzan Khambatta, model Dipti Gujral; anchor Parizad Kolah, and a number of other men and women walked the ramp for the 'Caring With Style-Fevicol Achievers' Show 2010' presented by Pidilite in association with and in aid of Cancer Patients Aid Association.


Wearing Indian and Western wear designed by Shaina NC, Vikram Phadnis, Azeem Khan and Rocky S, the show, conceptualised by Shaina NC along with the other designers and choreographed by Sharmilla Khanna, was an acknowledgement of the achievements of these men and women and also celebrated Pidilite's 50th anniversary.

Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi chief guests for the evening, added to the glam and glitter. Y K Sapru, Chairman, CPAA, said, "The Pidilite Achievers show has proved to be beneficial for CPAA in more ways than one. The event helps to enlighten people on CPAA's activities against cancer and they subsequently join in our campaign against this disease."

Mumbai:

International Women's Day: 

  • 3rd March: An open forum on Breast and Cervical Cancer, in Hindi for the members of Karnataka Mandal. Dr. Mandakini Purandare - Gynaecologist, Dr. Mandar Nadkarni - Surgeon, Mrs. Neeta More and Mrs. Sujata Shetty were the speakers. The forum was compered by Dr. Vasudha Sahastrabudhe. 

  • 7th March: An open forum on breast and cervical cancer, in Hindi at Sri MA Hall for the general public. Dr. Vani Parmar - Asst. Surgaon, Breast Service, Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Prashant Nyati - Consultant Gynecologic Oncologist, Mrs. Neeta More - Director - CPAA and Dr. Anil Luniya - President, Udaan Welfare Foundation were the speakers in this forum. Ms. Mayuri - Film Actress was the chief guest. The forum was compared by Dr. Vasudha Sahastrabudhe.


The National Tobacco Consultation Meet was held on 5th March at Mumbai. Along with Tobacco Control members from around the country, the meet was attended by Dr. Shital Raval to discuss the organisation of the first National Tobacco Conference.

Piali Syam & Shital Raval participated in the 'Lavasa Women's Drive' on 7th March. This rally is a joint initiative with Bombay Times and funds raised are donated towards the Women's Cancer Initiative of Tata Memorial Hospital, a non-governmental, non-profit organization aimed at creating awareness about cancers that affects women.

UICC announced the award of a Capacity Building grant to CPAA to identify one cancer NGO in each state of India. The grant requires CPAA to interact with and assist the NGO by setting up a twinning programme.

APCASOT (5th - 9th April): UICC Asia-Pacific Cancer Society Training Grants (APCASOT) is a program for staff or accredited volunteers of voluntary cancer societies located in the Asia-Pacific region. It's objective is to build cancer control capacity by participating in and learning from activities and campaigns conducted by established voluntary cancer societies in the region. CPAA is a one of the hosts for this program and hosted Dr Sarath Kumara Wattegama from Kandy, Sri Lanka this year. He is a Consultant in Oncology / Volunteer cancer worker with the Sri Lanka Cancer Society (Kandy) since 1993. At present, the Sri Lanka Cancer Society, Kandy does not have an outreach programme for the benefit of cancer patients. The organisation is looking to expand their services and Dr Wattegama was nominated to lead this effort.

World Health Day was celebrated at Tata Teleservices, Turbhe on 7th April. Dr. Shubha Maudgal and Susmita Mitra attended the programme and assisted the National Marrow Donor Registry, India by counseling employees who wished to become donors.


Rotary Group of Bombay Peninsula invited Dr. Shubha Maudgal, Susmita Mitra and Rati Datta to attend their annual meeting on 15th April. Dr. Maudgal made a presentation on CPAA's activities. The group donated one lakh rupees to be used to print informational booklets for childhood cancer patients having solid tumours.

A film on CPAA achievements was created to mark our 40th year. Copies are available on request from aditi.bapat@cancer.org.in


CANCER SCREENING (STATISTICS)
TOTAL NO. OF CAMPS/CLINICS HELD 45
TOTAL NO. OF INDIVIDUALS SCREENED 1262
SUSPECTED CASES 580
DETECTED CASES 0
PATIENT CARE & ASSISTANCE (STATISTICS)
TOTAL NO. OF PATIENTS COUNSELED 4082
INFORMATION / LITERATURE PROVIDED 2450
WARD / ROOM VISITS 1324
TOTAL NO. OF AMBULANCE SERVICES PROVIDED 1868
TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT ON 385  PATIENTS - RS. 5,94,262

New Delhi Branch 

International Women's Day:  CPAA Delhi, in association with Nagarro Software Pvt Ltd organized an awareness program on Breast and Cervical cancer for all their female employees. Over 50 women participated in the program. Dr. Indu Bansal from Artemis Gurgaon made the presentation. The program received an encouraging response and was well appreciated by all the participants.

Movie Show for Cancer Patients: 60 cancer patients were taken for a movie show 'Atithi tum kab jaoge' at Delight Cinema Hall on 5th March. All of then immensely enjoyed the movie and were treated with popcorn and Pepsi. Later on they were also served hot lunch.

Charity Sale on the 8th April: CPAA organized a Charity Sale on the 8th of April. This was the first time that Delhi branch had organized such an initiative. The proceeds generated from the sale will be utilized for providing medical aid to poor cancer patients

Pune Branch 

International Women's Day:  8th March: 40 women patients were taken to Krushnai Water Park at Sinhagad Road for a day-out. They had a gala time at different water sports. Patients were treated to lunch in the afternoon. The program was sponsored by the management of Krushnai Water Park.

An awareness talk on breast and cervical cancer was organised for 100 lady employees of Swarovski at Ranjangaon. Dr. Anupama Mane talked on causes, symptom and prevention of the cancer, on 9th March. Talk was followed by question answer session.

Make a Cancer Patient Smile program was held on 29th April for the patients of Command Hospital (Male Ward). Entertainment programme of music was held. Brothers Mr. Anup Banerjee and Mr. Amitabh Banerjee played hindi film songs on mouth organ and guitar accompanied by Ms. Neeti Kaikini singing songs. Delicious snacks were sponsored by Hotel Le Meridian. About 60 patients enjoyed the program.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Colours of Life VI - Reach for Art, Reach for a cause : Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) in association with Cymroza Art Gallery is delighted to present their sixth Annual Art Exhibition 'Colours of Life'. 

This yearís collection includes 167 Indian artists. The range of work covers a wide spectrum of interpretations and utilizes various mediums. Curator, Piali Syam has carefully selected a number of outstanding pieces to cater to a wide audience of art lovers and range of budgets. The theme for this year's exhibition is Reach for Art - Reach for a cause. The exhibition allows art lovers to contribute to the cause as well as take home a masterpiece. Like every year, this year too, the event will be co-hosted by Ms Pheroza Godrej and Mrs Bakhtawar Shroff from the Cymroza Art Gallery.

Venue: Cymroza Art Gallery, 72, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai 400026
Date: 10th June - 10th July 2010 from 11am - 7pm (Sunday closed)

For further details please contact artexhibition@cancer.org.in

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DELHI BRANCH
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e-mail: maharukh.mehta@cancer.org.in

 

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