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CPAA, in association with the Holy Spirit Hospital, Andheri, organized a Breast Cancer Support Group meeting on 26th November. The meeting was attended by 40 survivors, in the age group of 43-65 years, who were accompanied by their caregivers. The first session was "Lymphedema Management", conducted by Mamta Goenka, an expert in the field. A brochure on the subject was released and each participant was given a 'Smiley' squeezy ball which is used to perform one of the exercises suggested to reduce swelling.

Further Support Group meetings will be organized to address core issues such as coping with the disease, expressing their perceptions of the disease, hair and skin care, yoga and meditation, and other recreational activities. more pictures >>

A one day state level advocacy workshop was organized by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) on 29th November. The advocacy workshop aimed to sensitize enforcement officers regarding COTPA, the tobacco control law. CPAA participated in the workshop and also conducted a pre and post assessment. Most participants felt that there is a lack of co-ordination between different organizations and also a lack of implementation of the current tobacco control laws. A few said that more cessation centers need to be created.


Christmas celebrations

19th December: Hotel Novotel invited 10 childhood cancer patients for their Teddy Xmas tree installation. Patrons at the hotel were asked to buy the soft toys used to help decorate the Christmas tree which was put up in the atrium. Proceeds from the sale will go to support CPAA's activities. The children took part in the various entertainment programs arranged for them- singing, dancing and playing games. They were served a delicious Christmas spread and the gifts from Santa Claus were the icing on the cake.

21st December: CPAA Mumbai organised a Christmas party for 60 childhood cancer patients at the Radio Club, Mumbai. A patron, Soma Vajpayee, arranged for a DJ to entertain the children. It was wonderful to see the children, their care-givers and CPAA members all enjoying the party together. Santa Claus made a grand entry to distribute sweets and gifts to all. more pictures >>

22nd December: CPAA New Delhi and The Chinmaya Mission School, New Delhi made this year's Christmas celebrations extra special for our childhood cancer patients. The students of class 10 invited the children for a party with lots of interactive games, skits and dance. One of the teachers conducted a session on moral values through simple stories and games. The day ended with cutting a beautiful Christmas cake with Santa and distribution of gifts.

22nd December: In keeping with the annual tradition Mrs. Hukku, Director, CPAA New Delhi and her team celebrated Christmas with our little patients at AIIMS. They visited the pediatric ward accompanied by Santa and distributed goodies, generating a lot of fun and frolic in the wards and bringing a big smile on the faces of patients undergoing treatment. The event was attended by the doctors, nurses and social workers at the wards and event was supported by a generous donor who also donated woolen wear and toys.

23rd December: CPAA Mumbai escorted children to the Cricket Club of India to participate in their Christmas Carnival at the invitation of Mr. Harry Singh Arora. The fun rides, delicious food and gifts were a real treat for the children. more pictures >>

27th December: CPAA Mumbai and representatives from Gitanjali Gems visited the pediatric wards of Wadia and Tata Memorial Hospital and distributed school stationery and other gifts to the school-going children under treatment in the ward.

Cancer Awareness lectures:

  • 5th November: by Neeta More for over 100 members of the Kerala Cultural Association.
  • 24th November: An anti-tobacco lecture by Dr. Chaturvedi, Head of Max Oncology Department for 60 people at The Hilton Garden Inn, Saket, New Delhi.
  • 14th December by Minal Parab at National Association of the Blind, Mumbai.
  • 15th December by Kunal Oswal and Ketaki Karnik at Abhyuday Society, Mumbai.
  • 17th December by Susmita Mitra at Shriram Transport Finance Company, New Bombay.
  • 28th December by Shubha Maudgal at Bunge, Mumbai.
  • 30th December: A lecture was given by Dr. Kunal Oswal at MOL Consolidation Service, Pvt Ltd at Navi Mumbai to create awareness among blue collar workers about the harms of tobacco use and motivating them to quit. About 45 participants actively engaged in the session. The session was well supported with audio visual aid to send the message across.

Early Detection camps:

  • November: 5 camps held at Manjari, Katarwadi, Jategaon (Khurd), Shikrapur and Andhale by CPAA Pune. 325 people were screened. 
  • 18th December: 1 camp at Kegva village, Vikram Garh by CPAA Mumbai. 120 tribal ladies were screened at this camp sponsored by Rotary Club of Bombay MidTown.

Psycho-Oncology Volunteers Training Workshop:

  • 7th-9th December: Workshop at Andheri for 8 participants.
  • 21st - 23rd December: Workshop for students of SIES college.

New Delhi:
A breast cancer awareness and early detection camp was organised by CPAA at the Chinmaya Mission school for 50 women. Dr. Kanchan Kaur (Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon) gave a presentation, reiterating the importance of Self Breast Examination along with a demonstration. A mobile van with mammogram facility was available at the site, courtesy Medanta hospital. 60 women above the age of forty availed of this facility after consulting the doctor.

Mrs. Anjali and Mr. Ashish Goyle, the owners of renowned hotel 'Essex Farms' organised a fund raiser for CPAA on 25th December on the occasion of the launch of a CD of their son Abhay's Piano recital. Abhay, aged 13 gave his first concert at the age of five entering Guinness Book of records. Renowned Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas was the guest of honor and also gave a performance on this occasion. This event was attended by the most influential people of Delhi who generously made significant monetary contributions for cancer patients.


First Lady of Mozambique H.E. Mrs. Maria da Luz Guebuza at CPAA

On 11th November, First Lady of Mozambique H.E. Mrs. Maria da Luz Guebuza visited CPAA's Mumbai head office accomapnied by designer Shaina NC. She spent some wonderful moments with childhood cancer patients and at CPAA's rehabilitation workshop. "This is my first visit to India and I am glad to see the social initiatives being carried out here." said the First Lady on her India visit.

'Mom and Me'
 Tara Sharma at CPAA

Actress Tara Sharma visited CPAA's head office at Mumbai to shoot for her latest television show 'Mom and Me' on 9th November. She spent time with 1-5 year old childhood cancer patients from Wadia and Sion Hospitals and gifted them toys from Fisher Price. The episode will be telecast on 29th January on POGO and NDTV Imagine channel.

CPAA's Dr. Indu Nair was selected by the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation's Patient Advocate Program to attend the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium between 6 -10 December. The Foundation mentors patient advocates during the conference to help them to understand the importance of the major new discoveries in the field of breast cancer that are announced every year.

(November - December 2011)

Cancer Screening
Camps / Clinics 37 
Screenings 1,019
Suspected cases 463
Detected cases 0

Patient Care
Total Aid - Rs. 8,06,411
Patients Aided 376
Patients Counselled 2,931
Information/Literature 2,354
Ward / room visits 987

Cancer Insurance Policy
(1994 to December 2011)
Policy holders 12,190
Detected cases 204
Survivors 159
Money Disbursed Rs. 4,28,56,384

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