New Delhi, Feb. 15 (ANI): A Noida based non-governmental organization (NGO), Cankids...Kidscan on Sunday hosted a special movie screening for children suffering from cancer on the occasion of 8th International Childhood Cancer Day.
The objective of this screening was to spread cancer awareness among cancer suffering victims and their families, and inform them that cancer was curable if diagnosed at the right stage.
"I want to tell the society through media that people who have this myth that if their child is suffering from cancer, the child won't survive. We want to tell people that childhood cancer is curable. Childhood cancer has a 70 per cent cure rate. If you get your child treated on time, there is no reason why your child won't survive," said Sonal Sharma, Director, CanKids...KidsCan.
The cancer-affected children appreciaed NGO's move for providing them a memorable and rejoicing time.
"Preeti and Hema madam on behalf of CanKids...KidsCan have invited us, me and two of my friends. CanKids also showed us a movie," said Mahesh Rajat, a young cancer patient.
According to WHO reports, more than 11 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, with 800,000 cases being reported in India alone.
Cancer causes seven million deaths every year- or 12.5 percent of deaths worldwide.
It is estimated that by 2020, there will be 16 million new cases every year. (ANI)