Saturday, August 25, 2012

Walk against Cancer at Chandigarh (09.03.2012)

Walk by SVCT and ROKO in Chandigarh on 9th March for Cancer awareness and pray for speedy recovery of Yuvraj Singh’s health. On the occasion of International Women's Day, under the aegis of the MKC Trust (London), Roko Cancer Trust (India), SVCT organized a walk in support of cancer awareness and early detection of breast cancer and other type of women cancers at Chandigarh, India. Besides the students from various institutes, the dignitaries of Chandigarh viz, the Mayor of Chandigarh, eminent doctors and many others joined us.
The Champion extraordinaire of Roko, renowned actress and theatre personality Kirron Kher joined us from Mumbai to open the walk and also inaugurated the mega camp. All tests including mammograms, ECG, Blood Pressure monitoring, Diabetes tests were done free of cost. Free medicines prescribed by the doctors were also be distributed by SVCT.
On this occasion all gathered and prayed for the speedy recovery of Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh and hoped that he comes back to the game of cricket with full vigor. Others who joined us on this day, all the way from London were Mr. APS Chawla, Chairman Roko Cancer Charitable Trust, Mr. Kulwant Dhaliwal, Roko Global Ambassador and many NRI supporters. Flagging the walk were the bikers of Harley Davidson who supported the cause.
SIDDHARTHA VASHISHTA CHARITABLE TRUST is a registered non-profit organization based in New Delhi, India. With its all-important philanthropic pursuit of alleviating the pain from cancer and the sorrow of social ostracize suffered due to incarceration, the trust has tried to achieve many goals in its short lifespan.
Mrs Shakti Rani Sharma & Mr. Kartikey Sharma, trustees along with more than 200 SVCT volunteers took part. People of all age groups and all walks of life joined in the awareness walk. The walk began from Sukhna Lake and culminated at sector 17-d Plaza. Mrs. Shakti Rani thanked the crowd of 1000 people who walked for the awareness of early detection and better treatment of cancer.

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