Virtual Awareness Camp
During this lockdown, Sanjeevani life Beyond Cancer, Team Bangalore began a new digital initiative which was the virtual awareness camp, wherein we reached out to various schools and colleges across the country to educate and spread awareness about Cancer and how to mitigate it. Our first virtual awareness camp was held with B.M.B. High School, Lumding on July 11, 2020. This initiative was warmly appreciated and welcomed by both students and heads of various educational institutions. We intend on continuing these awareness initiatives to help bring about constructive change within the community.
Distribution of Mask and Sanitizer to the medical staff and patients
With the global pandemic causing risk in travel and social exposure, it is essential now more than ever to take the necessary precautions staying safe and healthy as far as possible. This can prove tough for nurses, doctors, staff and patients in hospitals who have low immunity and high risk of infection.
On 18th March, 2020, Sanjeevani Life Beyond Cancer in collaboration with Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore distributed masks and hand sanitizers amongst the staff and patients of the hospital. We are thankful to the IRCON ISL for helping us in our endeavour to keep Bangalore safe.
Women's Day (Female-Centric Cancer awareness)
Sanjeevani Life Beyond Cancer is positively committed to fulfil its mission of raising the bar for cancer care in the country. While on our grass root level endeavours in rural and urban settings, we find women often fall prey to female-related cancer due to lack of awareness in that aspect. For which reason During our grass-root level endeavours in rural as well as urban settings, we come across women who fall prey to various women-related cancers due to lack of awareness regarding them.
For which reason, on the eve of International Women's Day, Sanjeevani Life Beyond Cancer organised an awareness program on female-related cancers at AIMS Institutes of Management and Sciences, Bangalore.
The program was graced by a distinguished set of guests, including Dr. Suresh Babu (Medical Oncologist, Kidwai Bangalore), Dr. Mamatha Devraj (Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences), Dr. Kiran G. Reddy (principal, AIMS Institutes of Management and Sciences Bangalore) and our co-founder Mr. Anil Ahluwalia.
The program was attended by the esteemed faculty and more than 300 students of the institution.
Dr. Babu, who has 12 years of experience in oncology and more than 125 international publications, spoke extensively about how to understand the symptoms of various women-related cancers and how to prevent them. He also highlighted the various ways in which allopathy can both fight and prevent cancer in general.
Dr. Mamatha Devraj, winner of Mother Teresa Award (2016) and National Women's Award (2018), in her speech addressed the roots behind various types of women-related issues and how yoga can help cure them. Director of Mamdev Yoga Hub, Dr. Mamatha is also the recipient of Aryabhatta International Award (2017). Mr. Anil Ahluwalia, co-founder of Sanjeevani Life Beyond Cancer too spoke about the importance of awareness regarding cancer in general. Principal of AIMS, Dr. Reddy in her speech stressed on why women should not be ignorant of their health and also on how they should properly take care of their bodies.
The students who attended the program were enlightened by the renowned guests and were confident about spreading awareness regarding women-related cancers with their family and friends.
On 23rd November 2018, Sanjeevani… Life Beyond Cancer hosted its first post Diwali program in Kidwai Insititute of Oncology in Bangalore. This event surpassed our expectations and saw a whopping 250 attendees. Dr. Suresh Babu and Sheena Grewal Kumar were among the dignitaries that graced us with their presence. The staff and patients shared their journeys and experiences with the participants and found support from those in attendance.
On account of International Women’s Day, Sanjeevani… Life Beyond Cancer organised a women-centric event called - “Balance is Better” that was held by Anupa Samuel.
The event was highlighted with dignitaries like Dr. Sheeja (Professor MSW – CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pavithra Devraj, Arundathi (NLP therapist and wellness coach), Dr. Prabha ( RMO of Kidwai Hosptial, Bangalore) and Dr. Poornima Jogi (State Implementation officer NSS). The event saw participants like Yashoda (Pharmacist at Kidwai Hospital and Helping hand volunteer at Banjara Academy and De Addiction Counsellor) who shared their experience with overcoming this disease. Our established panel addressed the audience on a plethora of topics ranging from women’s health, the importance of finding a centre and staying balanced for a healthy life and the importance of positivity and gratitude.
Sowmya Ayyar (founder and executive director of Prafull Oorja Charitable Foundation) along with Lalitha Modali (Yoga and Dance therapy facilitator with Prafull Oorja Charitable Foundation) demonstrated how one must stay balanced which called for audience participation too. The event was an absolute success as all participants sportingly volunteered and participated in the activities and enjoyed performances by Shloka Devraj and her mother’s rendition of the Natesha Kautavam and music by the famous Moepriya.