On account of World Cancer Day (Feb 4, 2020), VS Hospitals, in association with Naturals salons, today organized a Hair Donation Drive in Ampa Skywalk Mall, Aminjikarai. Since hair loss is the most distressing and feared side effect of chemotherapy performed for cancer patients, the initiative was aimed at collecting hair from volunteers. Collected hair will be made into wigs for cancer patients, who have lost their hair.
Prof Dr. S. Subramanian Chairman and Managing Director, VS Group of Hospitals, Dr. S. Sundar, Senior Consultant Joint Replacement & Tumour Surgeon and Medical Director and Mr. Muthu Subramanian, Executive Director inaugurated the event. Dr. S. Subramanian spoke about cancer awareness.
VS Blood Bank also conducted a blood donation drive for cancer patients. The young and energetic team of Awakers, NGO performed skit, mime and folk song to teach preventive measures and cancer awareness. As part of their Social Responsibility, Ampa Skywalk Mall, Aminjikarai also associated for a cause as the Mall Partner which helped to raise cancer awareness to the public at large.
The response to VS Hospitals – World Cancer Day – Blood Donation and Hair Donation saw a overwhelmed response and donors made a difference in participating in the event.
Every year, VS hospitals, Excellence in Advanced Cancer Care and the Ultimate Experts in Cancer Care organize several awareness events on different health concerns based on the need of a community.