Pune: Hong Kong-based Raise Yourself To Help Mankind (RYTHM) Foundation which has been associated with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) has decided to strengthen its support to the fight against cancer in India.
RYTHM Foundation is currently in discussions with CPAA to fund a project for early detection of cancer, as part of its commitment to support community well-being initiatives in India.
“RYTHM stands for Raise Yourself To Help Mankind, which is the underlying principle of the Foundation that believes in helping people become self-empowered, in order to have a positive impact on society. We could not have found a better partner for our first major venture into India than CPAA which has been working passionately and relentlessly towards cancer treatment and awareness, especially for patients and families from the lower economic strata,” said Richard E Zinkiewicz, Trustee of RYTHM Foundation.
Anita Peter, Executive Director of CPAA said it gives immense pleasure to be associated RYTHM Foundation who has not only given new life and hope to cancer-stricken kids but will also join hands with CPAA to eradicate cancer.
In the past, the foundation has partnered with Avalokiteswara Trust to build 15 libraries in rural schools in the remote villages of Ladakh and has donated to the Akshaya Trust in Madurai to build a shelter for the homeless.
“We are committing to allocate $1 mllion over the next 3-5 years towards community well-being projects in India in line with the government’s health initiatives through active participation in the Swastha Bharat Abhiyaan programme,” Zinkiewicz added.
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi accompanied CPAA and the children and thanked RYTHM Foundation for its support.
Oberoi said “Because of RYTHM Foundation’s support, the CPAA was able to help these children and their families through the toughest period of their lives.
“And now, they are in Malaysia, on their very first international trip, thanks to the generosity of RYTHM.”
In May this year, the CPAA announced that 19 of the children were on the road to recovery and undergoing maintanence therapy.