Motivate children to make tomorrow cancer Free
Cancer is as much a preventable disease as many of the infective diseases. In fact 2 out 3 cases of cancers are because of tobacco use, faulty diet and lifestyle. Secondly it takes years of abuse or altered lifestyle or diet to transform our good cells to cancers. What begins in childhood and youth manifests as cancer in middle and older ages.
That is the reason we from the Vasantha Memorial trust , which champions the cause of cancer since 1993 , have chosen to educate school children and sensitize them to the factors that can cause cancer. We began this campaign 6 years ago and have reached close to 400 schools. The response from the school students & the school authorities has been excellent. And to our happiness we have learnt that some students have actually got a few steps implemented!
1.Cancer Free Tomorrow talks for children from 6th – 8th std , higher classes optional :
This is a 30 minute Talk & power point presentation by a cancer specialist on what steps the children should take in order to prevent cancer in them & their family. This can be held at 9 am or 2 pm.
2. Breast Cancer basics & breast Self exam demo
Trained lady volunteers will educate women above 25 years in English or Tamil about the basics of breast cancer & she will teach breast self -exam on a hand held model. The session will last for 15 minutes . When 2 volunteers conduct this program , 40 ladies can taught in one hour. This can be held between 11 am – 3pm
Schools may contact our offices in Chennai / Mumbai / Coimbatore offices to book the dates
Chennai : 97910-48379 or 24717871 / 77
Coimbatore : 98657-29733 or 98940-89370
Mumbai : 98214-21993.