Child cancer patients to get aid

In a noble gesture, artists have joined hands with HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre and HCG Foundation to put up on sale their paintings half of the proceeds of which would go to the relief fund for those children who are fighting the disease.
An exhibition of paintings organized jointly by the foundation and Swati Art Gallery was inaugurated at Kalamna Ring Road hospital on Sunday in which 20 city artists have showcased their skills to create awareness about cancer in children.

Addressing the gathering, neurologist Chandrashekhar Meshram said consistent support and positive attitude go a long way in dealing with cancer patients. Lauding the initiative, Dr Meshram said it will provide financial assistance to the suffering children and boost the morale of their relatives.

Paintings and models of different genres have been put up at the exhibition that will be open to viewers from 9am to 6pm till April 4.

Curator of the exhibition Chandrakant Channe said that the society has a crucial role to play in fighting diseases like cancer. The artists have discharged their duty towards society by contributing to the exhibition. Half of the money generated through sale of the paintings will go to the relief fund while the artists will take the remaining amount, Channe added.

Dr Suchitra Mehta, director, HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre, said, “Holistic medical approach is required to treat cancer. There are cases when some families cannot bear the cost of treatment and therefore need financial support. There are some other families which get devastated if one of them is diagnosed with cancer and need morale support,” she said.

Source-Times of india


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