On the occasion of Rose Day, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) along with Shiamak Davar launched Rose Day with the Rose Day Carnival, a fun filled evening with dance and entertainment on Thursday, September 14 2017 for cancer patients at St Andrew’s auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai.
It was an evening filled with enthralling performances to which brought a smile on the faces of cancer patients who are usually engaged with their treatment and battling this disease.
Expressing his experience dance guru Shiamak Davar said “I was glad to be associated with the event. It is very important to create awareness around cancer. Initiatives like these help people find the right support groups. My mother suffered with breast cancer and fought through it, so I understand the pain and the effect it has. The key to fighting cancer is being positive, finding the right treatment and having the support of loved ones.”
He added,” I was grateful for this opportunity to share the joy of dance at the show because I honestly feel dance is therapeutic. It was a delightful experience choreographing the show. Seeing the enthusiasm, I broke into an impromptu song and seeing the audience participate was truly inspiring!”
The chairman and founder of CPAA (Cancer Patients Aid Association) Mr Y K Sapru, shares his experience “CPAA arranged for more than 650 cancer patients and their relatives from different hospitals and dharamshalas and made this evening very special for the cancer patients who are otherwise fighting with the disease.”
He further said, “Our endeavour is to bring smiles and happiness to the patients by making this evening very special. We are so grateful to Shiamak for personally coming and launching the Rose day, the patients were enthralled by the amazing performances by his troupe and other dance groups including Cartoon Network and Pogo.”