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Panaji: In a year, a school raises Rs 33.8 lakh for cancer patients

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12th February, 2019 11:28 IST
PANAJI: The King’s School, Margao has disbursed Rs 33.8 lakh to 79 patients suffering from various types of cancer during the year. It has raised Rs 48.8 lakh through various activities, in aid of welfare of cancer patients. The school is open to receiving more applications from cancer patients and their families across the state.

During its latest endeavour — the third edition of the Annual Ride to Conquer Cancer — to raise funds in aid for Cancer Patient’s Welfare, last month, the school raised Rs 1.9 lakh. A total of 167 participants, including 63 bikers and 20 drivers of four wheelers, participated. The ride that began at Sao Jose De Areal ended at Betul with participants even making a stopover at the DefExpo site.

In December the school through its seventh annual dine and dance raised a total of Rs 46.9 lakh. Across seven years, the teaching, non-teaching staff and students raised funds amounting to over Rs 1.1 crore reaching out to a total of 161 cancer patients and their families.

The school has also reached out to organizations working in aid of cancer patients, including Delhi-based Cancer Patient’s Welfare Association, Goa’s Shanti Avedna and Pradeep Foundation.

The school adopted the Paediatric Oncology ward at Goa Medical College and carried out renovations and repairs of the facility and toilet block at ward number 134, besides donating state-of-theart medical equipment of over Rs 10 lakh (over two years) thereby creating a better atmosphere for children suffering from various cancer ailments.
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