|Cancer Patients Aid Association is a
registered Non-Government Organization established in 1969 and has been in the
field of aid dispersal - medicines and monetary, guidance, counseling and information,
free ambulance service - a mission with the purpose of total management philosophy to help the cancer patient and their children face the extremely expensive treatment, its traumas
and regeneration. Besides this,as prevention is better than cure we hold diagnostic camps
to help avert a life with cancer. As also Cancer Insurance Policy was started to further
alleviate any suffering a healthy person may undergo on detection of cancer inspite of
regular check-ups and diagnosis. And the Rehab center giver jobs to outstation
In all this it is the innumerable increase in children with cancer that need special care
and special projects.
- Medicine Bank
Once the children are referred to us, we register the case and make a commitment of
extending medical aid on a monthly basis for the full duration of the treatment. The
approximate amount we spend on our medicines for pediatric patients is 3-4 lacs per month.
There are atleast five children referred to us every month for costly Total Knee
prosthesis, which is costing Rs.75,000. (Indian - three years) and Rs.4,00,000/- (Imported - life long). An additional amount of Rs.1lakh is spent on different types of artificial limbs and prosthesis for patients suffering from soft tissue sarcomas due to which they become handicapped for life.
- Food Bank
We have started a 'Food Bank' where nutritious and balanced food items are distributed to the needy cancer patients in our Rehabilitation Centre such as milk, sugar,
Complan/Bournvita/Horlicks, rice, Dal, Chana, oil etc.
- Adopt a cancer patient scheme
This is made for children wherein a donor on making an annual donation of Rs.40,000/-, 'adopts' a patient f his choice. The donor is then given full details pertaining to the patient's medical history as well as family background. A photograph is also given to the
donor and if he/she so desires, a meeting is arranged. Quarterly reports of the patient's
progress are sent to the donor. If at the end of the year the patient still continues to be on treatment and is doing well, the donor is requested to extend full support for the
2nd year as well. This is a very personalised help scheme which gives the donor full
satisfaction of being responsible for the patients progress.
- Toy banks & Video Cassettes Player
This is a scheme wherein a donor can donate any type of toys for our children as all
children from B.M.C. Hospital are generally deserving people who cannot afford any toys as they require them to vent their frustration in form of play. CPAA's social worker
generally visits B.J. Wadia Children Hospital, KEM Hospital, LTMG Hospital, Nair Hospital etc. either to distribute toys or entertain them through film shows.
- Playgroups at the Dharamshalas
As most outstation patients ar residentat any one Dharamshala - Gadge Baba, Ernest Borges Home, Nana Palkar ec. - on weekly, quaterly visits children are entertained - toys, film
shows, kite flying etc. During festivals they are encouraged to put up plays - Ramila,
Independence Dya, Holi, Diwali, Christmas etc.
- Annual Picnic
A special whole day picnic FUNDAY is arranged for one and all at Fantasy Lang, Goregaon. It is the day when more than two hundred children and their parents enjoy a day of fun and frolic - forgetting their worries atleast for a day. Besides the very, very tempting rides
they enjoy the serene boating and simply roaming around inspite of the sometimes
unexpected heat. It is followed by a musical evening conducted by soe generous singer.
- Rose Day
22nd September is celebrated as National Cancer Rose Day which is now in its 5th year. The Day & The Rose have by now picked up some sort of semblance in honour, dedication and recognition of the cancer patient and his fight for survival.
Cancer Patients Aid Association would be very grateful if
you could sponsor any one or more projects for the increasing number of children who are
suffering from this deadly disease.
All donation made to this organisation are exempt
from Income Tax under Section 80-G of the Income Tax Act (50% Tax Exemption).
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would like to get more details or contibute to this cause.