D. S. Research Centre organized a unique Tram Ride for the cancer survivors on the occasion of World Cancer Day on 04.02.18. The Tram Ride started from Ultadanga Tram Depot, visiting different parts of the city followed by a felicitation ceremony at Esplanade Tram Depot and the journey ended at Ultadanga Tram Depot. The first of its kind Tram Ride aimed at creating a healthy and motivating environment for the patients to celebrate their victory on cancer.
The theme was "Together We Can" highlighting the role of togetherness in fighting cancer and supporting the patients. MLA Paresh Pal was present to flag off the ride and support the cause. Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya, Dr. Shibangi Das and Ms. Nabaruna Ganguly, Dietitian of D.S. Research Centre were present to brief the media. The initiative aimed at bringing smiles on the survivors from cancer and encouraging them that cancer can be defeated.
To support the cause, the day started with a tram ride for more than 20 cancer survivors and doctors and D. S. Research Centre Staffs followed by a motivational session and felicitation of the patients. A special motivational session for the cancer patients highlighted the importance of ‘Togetherness” to fight with cancer and win over it, creating awareness about the role of the different types of treatments at D. S. Research Centre.
With the strong belief of #TogetherWeCan #DefeatCancer, the Centre came up with multiple Cancer Awareness campaigns across the length and breadth of India in cities like Kolkata, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Tripura and Varanasi. World Cancer Day is the ideal platform to educate the general mass about Cancer and eradicating the myths attached with it since time unknown in order to save million lives by fighting against Cancer.