WAPIZ Organizes Beneficial Cancer Awareness Program For Community

WAPIZ partnered with N K Dhabhar Cancer Foundation and OnCare to spread awareness on Cancer on 4th December, 2022, at the Dadar Madressa Hall in Mumbai. It was presided over by Chief Guest – legendary actor and recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – Aruna Irani, as also eminent ghazal singer and artist – Padmashree Penaz Masani.

Excellent cancer-related information was shared through the evening, emphasizing on how early detection tests could save lives. Eminent oncologist, Dr. Boman Dhabhar, shared presentation detailing cancer, its types and causes, statistics, and the need for periodic screening. Dr. Mrs. Khurshid Mistry enlightened the audience on the necessity of making lifestyle changes, nutritional benefits of a healthy diet and different foods which worked for and against one’s health.

A helpful interactive Q&A session was followed by a skit performed by the patients, caregivers and faculty of BND ONCO Centre & N K Dhabhar Cancer Foundation, led by Dr. Pouruchisti Boman Dhabhar. The skit touched upon the many therapies offered at the OnCare Centre, including free palliative care to patients, focusing on wellness and promoting mental health while fighting cancer, with exercise, nutrition, counselling, music and dance therapy and mindfulness.

Many eminent community members attended the event including Dr. Farokh Master, Dr. Nusly Poncha, Dr. Rohann Bokdawala, Er. Pervez Bajan, Er. Ramiyar Karanjia, Er. Hormuzd Dadachanji, Homai Daruwalla, Capt. Percy Master, Cmdr. Bhada, Cmdr. Aspi Marker, Dr. Adil Malia, Zerick Dastur, Zarine Engineer, Rustom Jasoomoney, Hanoz Mistry, Rita Doctor, Dara Patel, Kerafrid Damania and Zenobia Adajania. It was heartening to see numerous cancer survivors and their care givers.

WAPIZ presented a Parsi Gara made by Yashna Dadachanji of Felinaz Collection to Chief Guest – Aruna Irani. The evening concluded with a lively musical performance, which had the audience on its feet, along with light snacks. The Cancer Awareness program was part of WAPIZ’s continuing collaborative partnership with the N.K. Dhabhar Cancer Foundation, which began in 2019 with free Breast Cancer Detection Camps held across several Parsi Baugs and Colonies – all sponsored by WAPIZ through generous donations received in 2019.

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