The event’s main objective was to spread the word that “Leukaemia is Curable, these children progress in life like all other children.”
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, a Delhi based multi-specialty hospital, and Leukaemia Crusaders, an Initiative of The Bansi Vidya Memorial Trust that is working towards financially supporting Leukemia or Blood Cancer affected children, came together to honour The Fighters, The Survivors, The Doctors and The Care Givers of Blood cancer and Leukaemia.
The event’s main objective was to spread the word that “Leukaemia is Curable, these children progress in life like all other children”.
International cricketer Gautam Gambhir, Sunil K Munjal of Hero Honda and special Commissioner of Police, General Administration of Delhi Rajesh Malik were the chief guest at the event.
Dr Amita Mahajan, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Hematology /Oncology, Apollo, Delhi said, “The big difference that Leukaemia Crusaders has made is that their help is available almost immediately and that’s why I term their help as bridging finance because, with very limited paper work to the most needy families their help is available as early as within 48 hours, because Leukaemia does not give you that much time.”
The Trust was started in 2013, by Arvind Vohra, to help people and families affected by the disease. Till date the trust has provided support to more than 715 children in 35 hospitals across 17 States in India. In Apollo Hospital (New Delhi) itself they have supported more than 100 children.