Mangaluru, September 26: September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognize the children and families affected by childhood cancer and to raise awareness about childhood cancer, which continues to be the leading cause of death from disease for children under 14 year.
On this occasion, Lions Club District 317D and Tapasya Foundation Mangalore stepped forward to help the childhood cancer heroes who are being treated at KMC Hospital Attavar.
They handed over stuffed animals, drawing and painting paper and a total of Rs 1 lac fund support to about 15 cancer survivor heroes in 4D ward KMC Hospital Attavar.
dr. Harsha Prasad, Head of the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Department, Department of Pediatrics, thanked all the office holders and members of Lions Club 317D and Tapasya Foundation for coming to help the children and families affected by childhood cancer. He went on to say: “Cancer in children is curable. Our goal is to make parents and the public aware that childhood cancer is curable. At KMC Attavar, we have been treating all types of childhood cancer for 21 years. We have dedicated a pediatric cancer ward, with a specialized nursing team, dedicated doctors,
social workers, data manager, pediatric surgeon and on-site radiation oncology facility”.
dr. John Ramapuram – Medical Superintendent, KMC Hospital Attavar said, “Usually due to lack of awareness, parents do not take their children to hospital for cancer treatment. But we need to make them aware that the treatment is available to the children suffering from cancer and many donors come forward to help them in case of financial difficulties during treatment.”
dr. John thanked the Lions Club District team for the noble work of morally and financially supporting childhood cancer treatment.
ln. Vasanth Kumar Shetty – Governor of District 317D, Sabitha Shetty – Chief Child Cancer Coordinator and Managing Trustee of the Tapasya Foundation officers and the members of Lions District 317D were in attendance.