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Cancer care and awareness initiative for women launched

A new initiative, Live Life! Love Life!, was recently launched in the city to raise funds and work in the field of cancer care, cure and awareness, especially for women.

It has been started by Praful Chandawarkar and Suraj Repe in association with Serendipity, which is an event company set up by four women to create thoughtful programmes.

'Live Life! Love Life!' was set up to raise funds for Prashanti Cancer Care Mission, which works to provide treatment to those who can't afford it. The initiative is a celebration of the lives of Cheeru Chandawarkar and Priya Repe, who died of cancer, and has been started to support NGOs and institutions that are engaged in the fight against cancer, a release stated.

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Prashanti, headed by Dr Anand Koppiker, provides subsidised radiation and chemo therapy, counselling and support, as well as surgery to cancer patients. In addition, Prashanti has undertaken an initiative for early detection and prevention of the disease.

The first league of Live Life! Love Life! commenced last weekend at the Westin Hotel, Koregaon Park, and a fundraiser was held for Prashanti Cancer Care Mission. Praful, Suraj and Serendipity generated Rs 10 lakh, which was handed over to Koppiker. The fundraiser was followed by an art auction of selected pieces conducted by Mark Rego, which also generated Rs 10 lakh.

Meanwhile, a breast cancer symposium will be held on October 5, which will bring together medical as well as alternative and holistic approaches to cancer at one platform, at the O Hotel. Another programme, Run Pune Run Cancer Awareness Marathon, will be held on October 27 at Amanora from 7am to noon.

The Indian Express
27 Sep 2013

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