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Sachin Bats for ‘Child’Cancer Cause

Times of India
14 May 2010
Mumbai, India

Sachin Bats for ‘Child’Cancer Cause
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is batting for a new cause: Childhood cancers.

Tendulkar has taken up a project to raise funds for youngsters battling cancer. A recent article in the Indian Journal of Cancer said 1.6%–4.8% cancer cases in India is detected in children below 15 years old.

The cost of treatment is high, more so for young parents. It was to improve access to treatment and better results that Tendulkar was supporting the cause, said a family source. Residents can chip in anything from Rs 2,000 to Rs 25,000 for the cause and get personallysigned mementoes or meet the star for higher contributions.

Tweeting about his new drive, Tendulkar exhorted his 2.85 lakh followers to “Join hands with me to give a new lease of life and hope to children afflicted from cancer’’. Giving a link to a cancer–care website (indiacancer.org), he wrote, “We have joined hands with Dr Jagannath for a fundraising effort to create a corpus for Sachin’s Crusade against Cancer in Children.’’

On May 27, Tendulkar will host an exclusive charity dinner in the city for the cause. Dinner for one would mean shelling out Rs 50,000, while a family outing with the Tendulkars would work out to Rs 1 lakh.

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