Cancer Aid Society, is an ISO 9001 NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2012. With an Eagle’s Eyed Vision founders of Cancer Aid Society perceived the threats early and initiated fight against Cancer in 1987, duly registered under Societies Act, Income Tax Act & FCRA. We established Offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Lucknow. We work on Prevention & Control of Tobacco, Cancer integrated with NCDs along with Palliative Care & Advocacy under Nationwide Cancer Control Program across India.
Keeping up with the ages old adage “Prevention is better than cure” we organize community awareness campaigns in thousands of educational institutions mobilising about a million Volunteers every year generating awareness among twenty million of people all over India by organizing public awareness campaigns on the harmful effects of Tobacco including Passive Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Obesity, Carcinogens, Pollution of Air, Water & Land along with the benefits of Healthy Lifestyle such as Balanced Diet rich in antioxidants & roughage, Physical Activity/ Exercise, Clean drinking Water, Genital and Personal Hygiene along with early symptoms of Cancer etc. We were adjudged ”Best Cancer Awareness NGO/ Program” out of 165 Cancer NGOs at Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai and received “Best NGO in Health Care” Award. We declared 8th December as NCD Awareness Day to integrate all the Non Communicable Diseases and Instituted INR 100,000/- Rupee International Awards for the residents of SAARC Countries on Palliative Care, Tobacco and Cancer Control.
In September 2011, we participated in the High Level Meeting for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases at United Nations where the Governments signed a Political Declaration. Thereafter we were awarded Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2012. NCD Review Meeting in 2014 at United Nations was also attended by us. In April & November 2015 we participated in the Dialogues on NCDs at WHO Headquarters Geneva in 2016 at Mauritius under Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs.
Our Director International Affairs Ms. Neha Tripathi got the title of World Young Cancer Leader by UICC and Principal Executive Officer Dr. Piyush Gupta is recipient of Jewel of India award.
Since last three decades Cancer Aid Society is engaged in fight against Cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases which are killing 60% people globally. Our foresight got reflected in National Cancer Control Programme of WHO in 1995, on 4th of February 2000 (World Cancer Day) under Charter of Paris. In 2007 UICC launched World Cancer Campaign themed “Today’s Children, tomorrow’s world” in line with our philosophy practiced since 1987 for Prevention & Control of Cancer under our Nationwide Cancer Control Program. This plays as an integral part in inculcating healthy lifestyle and grooming our future generation at a time when they are most receptive and developing habits. They further multiply awareness manifold among adults improving the overall health of the community.
Will and action by an Individual / Corporate under Corporate Social Responsibility – kindles a ray of hope every dawn amidst this darkness. We need to synergize our joint efforts. In such a scenario what ever little is contributed by one and all is vital for Cancer Control, may it be in any form. Voluntary donations are our only source of funding; in absence of assistance from Government / others. In spite of all hurdles we have the credit of being the only organization working within the community at National Level for the prevention of Cancer and other Non Communicable Diseases. We have a mammoth task but the resources are meager. We need generous donations, blessings and everlasting cooperation so as to strengthen our hands in the fight against Cancer which attacks mankind like a terrorist.
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