by Siya Aggarwal and Mihika Kapoor

Cancer is a fatal and life-threatening disease which is a grave concern in today’s world. Every year, cancer takes the lives of millions. The impact that this disease can cause is tremendous. Hundreds of poor kids undergoing cancer treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital depend on charitable donations which are woefully inadequate.

The impact that this disease can cause is tremendous. Hundreds of poor kids undergoing cancer treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital depend on charitable donations which are woefully inadequate. When I saw my mom fight cancer, I made up my mind to do everything I could to help less fortunate kids who go through the same trauma. We are fortunate to have sufficient financial ability to provide the necessary care. However, I’ve seen a lot of kids and their families who are not as fortunate. Some are even from out of town having to live on pavements when they come to Mumbai for treatment at the hospital. What is extraordinary is that the kids are still smiling and don’t let cancer wipe out their smiles and their spirit. My aim is to provide them with access to financial support so they would be able to pull through this treatable disease with a little ease.

I am going to be running the Tata Mumbai Marathon for the fifth time. My father, Girish, my mother, Priti, my Aunt, Jigi and little brother, Vir and I ran a combined total of over 65 km in the Mumbai Marathon 2018. We raised around 10 lakhs in support of cancer treatment of these kids. Last year (2019) we surpassed our target of 10 lakhs. Once again, I am looking forward to everyone’s generous support towards this cause. All funds raised through this campaign will go directly to Tata Memorial Hospital, for helping and supporting children fighting cancer. Believe me, when I say, even the smallest amount can go a long way to make a difference. So do not shy away. Last year all of you made an incredible difference in these children’s lives by contributing to this cause. This year, our target is to exceed 10 lakhs, yet again. 

If you would like to donate to this cause, please contact me Siya siyaa@ascendinternational.org.in or go here to learn more http://www.fundraisingbysiya.com/

A collection of articles by the students of Ascend International School

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