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Meet Sachin & Anjali Tendulkar

April 9, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar! The golden boy of cricket!

Time and again, he has made us proud through his terrific knocks and titillating centuries.

Here is an opportunity to understand and help your hero. Sachin Tendulkar alongwith Indiacancer.org, a renowned non-profit organization helmed by Dr P Jagannath, a reputed oncologist in India has begun a Crusade against Cancer to save children from succumbing to this dreaded disease. His life partner, Anjali Tendulkar, a pediatrician herself has pledged her wholehearted support to this noble cause.

However, he needs your help as well to succeed in his goal. Pledge your support to your hero by participating in a charity dinner being held on 27th May 2010 in Mumbai. This dinner would be a high-profile event attended by many renowned people.  Sachin & Anjali Tendulkar would be the chief guests at this event. Join us in our Crusade against cancer by donating generously for the dinner and meet Sachin & Anjali Tendulkar.

The fund collected from the dinner would go into a corpus that would be utilized to help children suffering from cancer. Thus, you would be giving a new lease of life and hope to children battling cancer and supporting your hero to score a “Century for Cancer kids”.

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Vijay against Cancer

April 3, 2010

Vijay Singh’s battle against cancer is a story of hope and courage that proves that with the right support and the right attitude, we can put up a good fight against cancer. It is a said that a man’s true nature is revealed during times of adversity; Vijay Singh battled cancer and proved that he was a real life hero with the help and support of his family and his surgeon.

Vijay Singh was diagnosed with Cancer in December 2006 when he went for a check up due to pain in his right abdomen. A strong and active person until then, Vijay had neglected his health and had not bothered about following a proper diet or exercise. Then one day he developed severe abdominal pains accompanied by nausea. One day he noticed blood in his stools and started vomiting copiously. Later he discovered a lump in his lower abdomen which the size of a tennis ball.

The lump with its haphazard growth of tissue was an ugly sight to behold. The unusual growth also induced bleeding and great pain. It was dreadful to see unusual growth and an ugly sight with moreover bleeding. However, Dr Jagannath, a renowned oncologist in India explained to Mr Vijay that he would operate on the tumour and remove it with the help of surgery. He gave new hope and renewed faith to Vijay Singh and his family.

Vijay was equally lucky to have a supportive and loving family apart from a great doctor. His wife supported him in his battle against cancer. Thus, Vijay Singh derived the courage to go through the surgery and by god’s grace and the doctor’s expertise came out of it alive if not unscathed. Though he had to undergo both physical and mental trauma, he emerged a better and more positive person after his battle from cancer.

Now, he goes for regular check-ups and follows a healthy lifestyle. The experience though bitter and hard-hitting also brought Mr Vijay Singh closer to his family and taught him the value of life. Thus, Vijay Singh with his courage and the support of his family members and well-wishers fought and won the battle against cancer.

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A Tale of Courage

March 26, 2010

“There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid”

– MK Gandhi

A real hero

Mr Balaram Reddy’s story is a live example of this maxim. He fought stomach cancer, a disease that would daunt many people half his age, with vigour and courage that is truly impressive.

He decided to battle the disease and started treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital and instead of being disheartened decided to enjoy the small pleasures in life. He started playing tennis everyday that served as great exercise while following a strict diet with regular medication. Reddy’s optimistic attitude too served him well in his battle against cancer. The treatment proved successful and he was on the way to recovery when he developed ‘Hiatus Hernia’. These continuous attacks could have crushed a person’s morale but Reddy was made of sterner stuff. Undeterred and dauntless like any true hero in the face of adversity he renewed his battle and continued with his regular medicines and exercises.

But, Cancer is no easy foe. It struck again, this time it attacked Reddy’s urinary bladder.  However, by God’s grace, it was detected in the early stages and necessary action could be taken immediately. Today, at the age of 80, Reddy is a living example of a hero who fought cancer twice and managed to come out of the battle alive if not unscathed. Mr. Reddy’s weapons in his battle against cancer were his regular medication, strict diet, proper treatment and last but definitely not the least a fearless and optimistic attitude.

Thus, he has showed us by example that “Cancer is a word and not a sentence” Mr Balaram Reddy’s story is a tale of courage and grit. He is definitely a source of great inspiration and a role model for everyone.

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Crusade Against Cancer

March 25, 2010

‘Crusade against cancer’ is a noble cause seeking to help children suffering from Cancer and our own Master Blaster himself is supporting the cause.

Sachin Tendulkar will be supporting children who are suffering from cancer by attending a high profile charity dinner organized by the IndiaCancer.org. He is taking time out of his busy schedule to make a difference in the lives of children afflicted by cancer and this is what makes him a great human being.

The ongoing ‘Project Sahayta’ by Indiacancer.org also provides monetary assistance for the treatment of several cancer patients thereby giving them a new lease of hope. Crusade against cancer, an Indiacancer.org initiative under the helm of Dr Jagannath also seeks to provide monetory help to children afflicted by Cancer. It is organisisng a glitzy dinner event with Sachin Tendulkar and other luminaries to raise a corpus fund for the treatment of children suffering from this dreaded disease.

The intitiative seeks to help atleast 100 children and Sachin Tendulkar, a truly munificent human being has joined hands with India cancer.org to help accomplish this noble venture. Come be a part of this endeavour to make it a grand success and you might be one of the few lucky peple who might get to attend a dinner with Sachin Tendulkar on 27th May 2010.

Join us in our bid to vanquish cancer in children and do your bit to make this world a better place to live in.

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A wedding invitation in “what we believe in”

March 25, 2010

Here is a letter we received from Priyanka K from Texas, it was such a refreshing and sensitive thought and I must share with you.

From: Priyanka…@….

To: indiacancer@gmail.com

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 15:22:01 -0500

Subject: Wedding Donations

Hello,

I am Priyanka I am getting married this year in December. My fiance and I have jointly decided that we will contribute the gifts we collect (cash) at our wedding to a noble cause. We are currently looking for trusts and foundations who can fulfill this wish. We thought your society would be a good fit to serve this cause. I have looked at the website and am much impressed. Kindly guide us to make a difference in somebody’s life.

Thank you.

Priyanka

Sugar Land, TX

All of us have attended weddings, sometimes they are lavish and many times the gifts given are not of great use to the couple. Don’t you think that we can have such pragmatic and wonderful approach for starting a married life together! Just imagine a wedding card which reads

At the end of the day your guest is happy that he has given something and you are happy that you have given something to society. Imagine the good wishes you receive for this simple and touching gesture. In fact such good thoughts and deed from ordinary people keep the world going. I definitely feel that this is a message which needs to spread across the whole world, India or abroad.

Here is a letter we received from Priyanka K from Texas, it was such a refreshing and sensitive thought and I must share with you.

From: Priyanka…@….

To: indiacancer@gmail.com

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 15:22:01 -0500

Subject: Wedding Donations

Hello,

I am Priyanka I am getting married this year in December. My fiance and I have jointly decided that we will contribute the gifts we collect (cash) at our wedding to a noble cause. We are currently looking for trusts and foundations who can fulfill this wish. We thought your society would be a good fit to serve this cause. I have looked at the website and am much impressed. Kindly guide us to make a difference in somebody’s life.

Thank you.

Priyanka

Sugar Land, TX

All of us have attended weddings, sometimes they are lavish and many times the gifts given are not of great use to the couple. Don’t you think that we can have such pragmatic and wonderful approach for starting a married life together! Just imagine a wedding card which reads

At the end of the day your guest is happy that he has given something and you are happy that you have given something to society. Imagine the good wishes you receive for this simple and touching gesture. In fact such good thoughts and deed from ordinary people keep the world going. I definitely feel that this is a message which needs to spread across the whole world, India or abroad.

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Welcome to the Crusade against Cancer

March 22, 2010

Here is a NRI with a large heart. Mr. Tushar Pujara is a businessman in Kenya whose family underwent treatment in India. During the course of treatment he realized that many patients who are less fortunate need help and support.

He identified Project Sahayata for partnering the cause of helping cancer patients and made a generous donation of USD 10000 which would be kept in the form of corpus deposit and the patients will be supported.

It is also a matter of great pride that the family based in Kenya has undertaken major social upliftment programs in Kenya for the local population which makes it truly global in its outlook.

We wish the Pujara family in the very best of health and thank them for their generosity to help the cause.

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Cycling for Alex

March 22, 2010

Four riders from different walks of life, a mammoth 2000 km cycle ride in India…. Jason Luckett, Christopher Seymour, James Eyre and Rita Chow

In September these 4 riders will leave Mumbai, and pedal South as far as possibly can – all the way to Kanyakumari on the southernmost tip of India. Slightly further than from London to Rome, and a lot further than our average commute to work, we will brave the heat, mosquitoes, exhaustion (and a little bit of saddle sore) on the venture. En route we will push on through dusty coastal roads, tropical inland forests and colourful bustling cities, before climbing up into the steep Western Ghat mountains.

So, why are they doing it? Apart from an insane desire to pretend that they are still young, they are also raising awareness and sponsorship for both Alex Jones and the brain tumour charity brainstrust. We also hope to promote the idea that people should not have to pay the costs of their own cancer treatment.

Jason Luckett, Christopher Seymour, James Eyre and Rita Chow have taken mammoth step in helping their 34-year-old friend Alex Jones.

A small brief about Alex:

Alex has been fighting his own private battle with brain tumours and cysts the majority of his adult life, undergoing a series of 14 operations. He fought back, and incredibly raised over £20,000 for the Brain & Spine Foundation by running two London Marathons in 2004 and 2005. After a biopsy in September 2008, an astrocytoma brain tumour of an unknown kind was discovered in his cerebellum.

Alex’es consultants have told him that due to the awkward location of the new tumour, it is not treatable by conventional radiotherapy or surgery. So they have referred him to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for the Proton Therapy he needs to save his life. This extremely precise procedure allows treatment of the tumour with little or no collateral damage to the surrounding tissue…

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