Lions Club of Mumbai Cosmic Pride Dist.3231 – A3 Region 6 Zone 17 participated in the Childhood Cancer Project and also donated medicines to the terminally ill cancer patients.
Cancer is a feared disease and drains families of all resources – emotional as well monetary. ‘Where there is a need there is a lion’ and members of Lions Club of Cosmic Pride hold this tagline in reverence!
As part of the October Service Week Lions Club of Cosmic Pride organized 2 service projects to help the patients and families suffering from Cancer .
On 3rd October Medicines were donated at Shanti Avedna Ashram – the Terminal Cancer Care Centre . This center provides palliative care to cancer patients .
The second project for the same cause was organized on 5th October . The club participated in the ‘Childhood Cancer Project’ conducted for the patients of Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai . It was heart wrenching to see little angels oblivious to their illness (cancer) waiting in the sweltering October heat with their mothers, eager to receive a
Rs. 900/= worth ration bag kit with pulses (protein ) poverty and desperation written large on their faces . Ironically their happiness hinged on the hope to get some food ignorant to the dreadful disease eating away into their body . It was indeed a levelling thought that we take life , our health , our privileges and people around us for granted . The service week and the various projects conducted which benefits scores of people are humbling experiences and sensitizes us to ground realities of life .
The Paediatric Cancer project was widely attended by the august members of the organization . Leading from the front was the District Governor Dr. Khwaja Mudassir . Other dignitaries of the District included Hemantraj Sethia (1st VDG ) Ajay Havelia ( 2nd VDG ) Manoj Babur ( GST ) Anil Kedia ( Jt DCS ) also attended the project to show their solidarity towards the cause .
Lions Club of Cosmic Pride was the highest donor for this project , where food bags were distributed to 28 families comprising of 4 members each. 112 individuals benefited from this noble project .
It was a well attended project & Cosmic Club were also the single highest donors at the Childhood Cancer Project.
Article submitted by: Sheetal Sunil Kapoor
Article Writer Bio– Hello Fellow Lions & Cosmict Having done my Masters in Human Development, I decided to choose Education as my profession. I have been in the Education industry for almost 28 years now and am currently Principal with Witty International School and heading the Curriculum, Training and Resource Development Department in Witty Group of Schools. My husband, Sunil Kapoor is in the automobile industry and deals in automobile specialised chemicals. We are blessed with two sons both working in the space of AI. It’s my honour and pleasure to be serving the club as a Secretary .
NGO Name: Lions Club of Mumbai Cosmic Pride Dist.3231 – A3 Region 6 Zone 17