Yuvraj Singh launches cancer awareness programme

Updated: 10 February 2014 18:47 IST

Yuvraj Singh's cancer foundation 'YouWeCan' has joined hands with an NGO Navbharat Sewa Samiti to roll out a campaign named Cancer Mukt Purvi Dilli.

New Delhi:

India cricketer Yuvraj Singh's cancer foundation 'YouWeCan' on Monday joined hands with an NGO Navbharat Sewa Samiti to roll out a campaign named "Cancer Mukt Purvi Dilli" focussing on awareness, education and early detection of the disease.

At the launch of the programme, Yuvraj highlighted the need for an early detection of the dangerous disease to save more lives. "People are scared of meeting patients suffering from cancer. They think they should not touch or eat with the cancer patients. People need to be educated about these misconceptions. There is a stigma attached to it. Many lives can be saved if people have the right knowledge about the disease and are diagnosed at an early stage," said Yuvraj.

"Our foundation's focus is to facilitate more and more detections at early stages, so that lives can be saved. This disease can happen to anyone. The patient and his family need to be strong to successfully tackle cancer," he added.

As soon as Yuvraj arrived for the function, an over enthusiastic crowd converged around the stage to catch a glimpse of the out-of-favour batsman. He was welcome with a dance performance by a troop from Shaimak Davar's institute. The 32-year-old couldn't resist himself from shaking a leg on the medley comprising Bollywood tracks.

Topics : Cricket
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