Mr Jayesh Ranjan, Dr Varaprasad Reddy, Pullela Gopichand & Gagan Narang, grace the event
Ms DK Aruna, Shikha Goel, Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, Pragya Jaiswal, Madhu Shalini, Priyanka Jawalkar, amongst others participate in the glittering Women’s Day Celebrations
Hyderabad, March 14, 2022: The ‘Cancer Crusaders Golf Championship – 2022’ – an overwhelming success with over 350 Golfers participating, concluded with a colorful and glittering themed based event ‘MYRA’ to Celebrate Womanhood; at HICC Novotel, today. The Golf tournament was organized as a fund raiser and cancer awareness initiative by CURE Foundation and Apollo Cancer Institutes, at Hyderabad Golf Club on March 5th& 6th, 2022. Guests of honour Mr Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, I&C and IT; Dr Varaprasad Reddy, Managing Director, Shantha Biotechnics Ltd.; Pullela Gopichand, Former Indian Badminton Player and Gagan Narang, Olympian Shooter; graced the occasion.
The unique ‘MYRA’ event had women achievers from different walks of life along with child cancer survivors, Tollywood stars and ace golfers joining the ramp walk. The Celebs included; Ex-Minister Ms DK Aruna; Ms Shikha Goel, IPS; Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, Founder, Cure Foundation & Director, Apollo Cancer Institutes; Dr P Shashikala Reddy, Principal, OMC; Dr Kola Shashikala, Senior Gynecologist; Padmaja Reddy, Padma Shri Awardee; Deepa Reddy, Dodla Dairy; Lata Reddy, Ex-President, FICCI; Sunitha Reddy, 3600 Gym; Preeti Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Mallareddy University; Shraddha Reddy, Interior Designer; Sportswomen Lakshmi Gopichand and Anu Raj Singh; Tollywood heartthrobs Pragya Jaiswal, Madhu Shalini and Priyanka Jawalkar and Ashna Reddy and Dr Vijay Karan Reddy, Radiation Oncologist, Apollo Cancer Institutes.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, Founder, CURE Foundation & Director, Apollo Cancer Institute, Hyderabad, said, Women are gifts of God and deserve the best love and care. Most of the Cancers in women are curable. Most importantly they give us early warning signs and symptoms, so that they can be diagnosed early and are treated effectively. It is not possible for an individual alone to help and the community or group of people coming forward can make this possible. Here the celebs are the brand ambassadors for the cause and can spread the awareness. CURE foundation supports under privileged people to get state of the treatment at Apollo Cancer Hospital. Cancer Crusaders Invitation Cup is being hosted for the last 12 years to create Cancer awareness and raise funds to support the initiatives of CURE foundation, especially women and children.
Actress Pragya Jaiswal speaking on the occasion said, it’s beautiful theme event for a cause, full of fun, fashion and glamour, but deep down it’s a thoughtful event to spread awareness about cancer, prevention of the disease and the idea that Cancer can be cured, no more do we need to dread the disease. I wish Dr Vijay Anand Reddy keeps doing the good work for the noble cause and helping children and adults to afford the treatment and confidently overcome cancer.
Dr Vijay Karan Reddy said, mine is the toughest job in the world, first to be an oncologist and adding to that being Dr Vijay Anand Reddy’s son. Cure foundation has been a part of my all my adult life for two decades and for me and my brother we have a huge family in the form of Cure Foundation, growing year on year. The kind of emotion he shows to the patients is very similar to what he shows us.