In 1969, CPAA’s Founder Chairman and CEO, Mr Y. K. Sapru recognised the gaps in addressing cancer as a health problem in India and embarked on creating an appropriate framework for addressing those needs. What started off as a group of friends wanting to financially support a child afflicted by cancer, gradually grew to become the mammoth mission of Total Management of Cancer.
To complement the work done by the medical fraternity, identifying the reasons that make cancer a bigger problem in India than it needs to be and creating long term solutions.
To be an all-encompassing cancer help agency that works towards patient care, aid and assistance, awareness, early detection, rehabilitation and advocacy.
Individuals in schools, colleges, offices, factories and residential locations received pertinent information about cancer
Healthy individuals screened for cancer through screening camps and clinics
Cancer patients and their families received support
Patients and families rehabilitated
No social organization can function on good intentions alone. Social and financial support are what make dreams and plans come to fruition.
Over the years, CPAA has brought on board prominent personalities from all walks of life – the arts, business, film and sports world to give of their time and talents to the various events CPAA organises.
While some of these are entertainment evenings, some are patient-oriented programmes that allow for first-hand interaction between patients and celebrities and some help spread awareness amongst various groups. Needless to say, these gestures give the healing process a tremendous impetus... even when prognosis is grim.
CPAA undertakes these ‘moments in the sun’ events with great ardour and passion. The organisation is well supported by the media and CPAA owes much thanks to the fourth estate for responding readily to the cause – be it awareness, fund-raising or advocacy.