Navi Mumbai: V Care's unconditional love and care for cancer patients

Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 12:22pm IST | Place: Vashi | Agency: DNA

Functioning with the thought that cancer affects not only the patient but his or her near and dear ones, this organisation has been holding events to laud the family’s efforts in helping the patient fight the disease.

Started with an aim to provide moral and monetary support to patients and their caregivers, the V Care Foundation completes two decades of service.

Come February, and the organisation will have various programmes to celebrate the occasion grandly.

The aim is to pay tribute to survivors, celebrating their fighting spirit, determination and courage.

What started as a one-day affair has now graduated into a fortnight filled with events that will take place from February 8 to 16.

“We will conduct awareness programmes in Raghuleela Mall and the DY Patil Medical College.

Banners will be put up and students will carry out a cyclathon,” said Vandana Gupta, founder of V Care and a cancer survivor herself.

“There will be an awareness talk to make people understand that 50% of patients suffer from oral cancer, while the remaining cases are of cervical and breast cancer. All these are certainly preventable by being proactive and bringing about specific changes in one’s lifestyle,” she added.

“One of the main events held each year during the Cancer Survivors’ Week function is the distribution of ‘Victor Awards’ to survivors who share their experiences of coping with the trauma of the disease and motivate others, becoming a role model for them,” said Neha Bassi, a volunteer.

This annual event was originally started by V Care and is now celebrated throughout India by other cancer support groups as well, assert volunteers of the organisation.

“We intend to pay tribute to 20 survivors who have battled cancer and emerged victorious. We have also instituted a “Care Giver Award” — to give recognition to their efforts and laud their perseverance,” added Bassi.

She added that a short film about cancer will be screened and a street play and flash mob will be organised.

“Awareness programmes will be conducted at Village restaurant at Raghuleela Mall,” she concluded.

Working selflessly for cancer patients
Started with an aim to provide moral and monetary support to patients and their caregivers, the V Care Foundation completes two decades of service. Come February, and the organisation will have various programmes to celebrate the occasion grandly

The aim is to pay tribute to survivors, celebrating their fighting spirit, determination and courage. What started as a one-day affair has now graduated into a fortnight filled with events that will take place from February 8 to 16


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