FREE CANCER CHECKUP CAMP – OCTOBER 2010
- Pamphlets were distributed by Hearts@work volunteers in surrounding 40 villages. School children were handed out the pamphlets; Anganwadi organization also supported this drive. The rest of the pamphlets were distributed on door to door basis throughout the villages.
- 600 people were screened
- 3500 workers from surrounding industries and villages participated in awareness of quit tobacco and quit alcohol programme
- Stage shows continued throughout the day based on the themes of Quit Tobacco and Quit Alcohol.
In October 2010 Hearts@work foundation the Zenitex initiative in association with “Sanjeevni Rath (A Gujarat Cancer Research Initiative)” organized a free cancer check-up camp. 600 people were screened and more than 3500 workers from surrounding industries and villages participated in the awareness and quit tobacco, quit alcohol programme.
Stage shows based on the theme of “Quit Tobacco” and “Quit Alcohol” showing how Tobacco and Alcohol affects our lives and destroys our happiness. This kept people engrossed throughout the day while the others were screened for Cancer by Sanjeevni Rath.
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One lady who tested positive of Breast Cancer hailed from a very poor background, she was a widow and had kids. It was a sad day for her and her family and we are not able to forget the grief on her face. As we know the treatment of Breast Cancer is costly and considering her background and living conditions it was out of question for her to afford it. Hearts@work foundation arranged for sponsoring for her medication for the cure.