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I am running a marathon to help Sri Shankara Cancer Research Hospital To Build A Pediatric Center

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Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose core focus is on cure and prevention of cancer. The foundation is committed to conceive, build, and sustain programs and initiatives aimed at helping the common man. Cancer, a disease dreaded by most is the second largest killer disease. Cancer will be the major health problem in the next two decades and will pose a challenge in providing healthcare to the Indian population.

Our goal is to be a pioneer in cancer cure and research through innovation and being sensitive to the environment in which we all exist. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, he needs the best medical care possible, and his entire family needs support emotionally and often financially.

Unfortunately, treatment of cancer today involves very expensive equipment and the medicines required are exorbitantly expensive limiting the scope of treatment to those who can afford. Large segments of the society, including the middle class, get excluded from effective treatment options.

The institutions which are accessible to the common man are overcrowded leaving to deficient care and long waiting periods. Many of the patients who come from long distances abandon the treatment, return to their natives never to receive treatment again. In the case of rural patients, the supporting family members who accompany the patient are wage earners in rural areas, and cannot be with the patient beyond sometime. The patient loses family support soon and has to fight the battle alone.

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Hussain donated Rs.500

Best of luck Mate!

Ajayan
Ajayan donated Rs.1,089

On behalf of Sarita Santosh

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From Vk.Ravi , Aadith and Rekah.

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Ajayan donated Rs.3,000

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Grahame donated $25

Good Luck AJ. Hope all the training makes this an enjoyable run.

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Sofia donated $23.80

Good luck AJ!