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Diocese mobilizes public to fund cancer patients

Ashakiranam project launched in 2014 underlines the power of love in the fight against cancer.

 
Kollam: 

Quilon Social Service Society (QSSS), charity wing of the Catholic diocese in Kollam district, launched a public fund mobilisation campaign in the city on Jan. 18 to strengthen the society’s Ashakiranam project, an initiative for providing palliative care and financial assistance to cancer patients.

QSSS executive director Pious Malliar said here on Jan 18 that Rs. 22,108 was collected through the campaign. He said that annually the QSSS disburses more than Rs. 5 lakh, largely mobilised through various charity initiatives, for assisting cancer patients. Ashakiranam launched in 2014 underlines the power of love in the fight against cancer.

It promotes awareness, early detection drives, behavioural and lifestyle change, financial assistance to poor patients, psycho-social support-based palliative care, and volunteer help.

Father Malliar said the staff and students from various social service educational institutions joined Wednesday’s campaign, which was inaugurated by KSRTC Controlling Inspector (Kollam) SreekumaranUnni.

Fr. Malliar said the amount collected through Wednesday’s campaign would be utilised for the educational needs of the children of deserving cancer patients under the care of the Ashakrianam project.

Source: Hindu

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