Move For Cancer Awareness
The MCan foundation was incepted in 2013 by designer Maheka Mirpuri in aid of the Tata Memorial hospital (TMH) for providing financial assistance to the underprivileged towards cure for cancer as a whole and Head & Neck cancer in particular. Head and Neck cancer are the commonest cancer in the country, constituting one–third of all cancers with the highest incidence in the low socio-economic strata.
The foundation raises funds for the less privileged fighting cancer at Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), India’s premier cancer treatment, education and research centre. TMH is amongst the biggest cancer centres in the whole world registering more than 43,000 new cancer patients every year with 60% of the patients from the general category being given free or highly subsidised treatment.
Designer Maheka Mirpuri who lost her father and brother-in-law to cancer in the span of just one year, realised that fighting cancer is a huge financial drain & that got her thinking of how difficult it must be for the less privileged to fight this disease.
MCan hosts an annual fundraiser to help raise funds for the less privileged patients fighting head & neck cancer at at Tata Memorial Hospital. The MCan foundation not only raises money to help the underprivileged at TMH, it also raises awareness about a disease that can surface at any time.
The Mcan Foundation has raised and handed over to Tata Memorial Hospital 6 Crores 94 Lacs and 96 Thousand, in these last 8 years since its inception. To date over 1500 patients have benefited through this initiative..
This charitable foundation has been established with the single minded purpose of enriching the human experience with hope, strength and joy & help patients who are not only dejected from medication and hospitalization, but also aware that their life span is decreasing.
Cancer as we know is a rampant public health problem globally and the 2nd largest life taker disease today. The eclipse of awareness to Cancer weighs heavily on us all until we or our loved ones are personally affected by it. Due to a personal loss, Maheka Mirpuri set up a charitable foundation in 2013, specially designed to help the underprivileged fighting cancer as a whole and Head & Neck cancer in particular at the Tata Memorial Hospital. The Tata Memorial Hospital is a specialist cancer treatment and research centre, closely associated with the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer. Every year nearly 43,000 new patients visit the clinics from all over India and neighbouring countries. Nearly 60% of these cancer patients receive primary care at the Hospital.
Christened MCan, Maheka’s charitable foundation provides financial assistance to the underprivileged towards cure for cancer as a whole and Head & Neck cancer in particular. The foundation not only raises money to help the underprivileged, it also raises awareness about a disease that can surface at any time. In the 7 years of its being set up MCan has raised considerable some of money that has helped nearly many patients at Tata Memorial Hospital save their lives.
MCAN – 2021
It takes a lot of effort and dedication year after year for me to be raising funds for the Tata Memorial Hospital
I, Maheka Mirpuri at MCan for the Tata Memorial Hospital complete 9 years with them this year
It’s been a very challenging year for all of us, Having said that…. We have been one of the fortunate ones to have survived it!
Can we just imagine, how the patients fighting CANCER and COVID must have survived this trying time…
These COVID times have changed alot for us. It has also taught us the value of our life that we have otherwise taken so much for granted
This current pandemic #CanChange our lives but we at MCAN request people to come forward and donate in our 8th edition of our annual fundraiser for the Tata Memorial Hospital, so we #CanChange the lives of many others.My endeavour to Fight Cancer will always continue. Please support me so we #CanChange to Move Forward.
Let’s cherish our memories as we at MCan urge people to come together for #CanCherrish, the 7th edition of our annual fundraiser in aid of the underprivileged cancer patients of Tata Memorial Hospital.
Where the road takes us depends on our feet but where the journey takes us depends on our wings & #CANFLY MCan’s 5th edition pledged to help the cancer patients by raising ₹ 98,60,136/-.
In 2015 the MCan foundation pledged to help patients break-free from the abyss of darkness & give them the flight of hope! The foundation was able to more than double the funds raised in the previous year by amassing ₹ 91,58,348 in its 3rd instalment.
MCan foundation in its second instalment raised ₹ 32,02,801/-. The foundation not only raised money to help the underprivileged, but it also raised awareness about a disease that can surface at any time.
MCan a charitable foundation was incepted by Maheka Mirpuri in 2013. The launch of MCan was kicked off with a mega charity gala & fundraiser. The foundation in its inaugural year raised ₹ 33, 96,00/-.