Friday, 29 January 2016

Sahayta Celebrates International Childhood Cancer Day

By 121 News

Chandigarh 29th January:- Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society celebrated the International Childhood Cancer Day on the 29th of January . The event marked the resilience and strength of little cancer survivors. It was organised in APC, PGI and a seminar was held to discuss the nutritional and emotional needs of children going through cancer. The Indian Dietetics Association joined hands and special emphasis was put on how to improve the children's nutritional status while on chemotherapy and later.

Mrs Madhu Sharma, Dietician from PGI guided the parents regarding the use of supplements to enable better health. Rajni Sharma, play therapist at PGI talked about various play therapies and exercises for the kids. The event saw the participation of sahayta volunteers, parents of children afflicted with cancer, paediatric oncologists Dr Amita and Dr Deepak. The ladies of Inner Wheel Club, Chandigarh distributed gifts to the kids and interacted with them.