“We are committed to promoting Cancer awareness, funding cancer treatment & research and rehabilitation. Most importantly, we believe in celebrating life.”
Cancer can be screened early and overcome, provided people are educated of the signs from an informed source and have the resources to tackle it. Realizing the need for cancer based awareness and funding in India, we at Nag Foundation have set the following FOUR primary milestones to be achieved.
Scientific data regarding Cancer in the Indian context is scarce. It is imperative to encourage Indian research studies so we may accurately pinpoint the causes and effects, allowing doctors to provide better advice and treatments.
Raising funds is crucial for taking the fight against Cancer further. Without structured pricing of treatments and lack of insurance cover, funding allows us to provide patients with a first line of defense in the form of treatment and care.
Through raising awareness we hope to tackle the single largest contributor to a late diagnosis and ineffective treatments – a lack of knowledge.
People and relationships are at the centre of what we do and believe in. As important as the treatment against Cancer is, it is an equally significant journey for survivors to return to a normal life. At NAG Foundation, our community of caregivers, survivors and their families is constantly growing, providing emotional, physical and social support to each other.
The Nag Foundation has, over the years, brought together medical professionals and experts from different walks of life to create a passionate team which is driven, to take initiatives, achieve organizational goals and constantly aim for excellence.
M.D. Senior Oncologist
Chairman, K.K. Nag Ltd
MS, DNB, MRCS(EDINBURGH)
Preventive Consultant & Ayurvedic Physician
Events & Management
Health Educator & Lymphodema Therapist
Junior Consultant in Family Medicine
Finance & Accounting
From 2010, Nag Foundation has managed to grow and diversify our programs and objectives, leading to what we are today. The timeline is gives a clear view of our progress.
3rd YEAR IN REVIEW BREAST CANCER CONFERENCE, MUMBAI
Hosted the 3rd Surabhi Nag Research Award
Started Gulmohar Day Care for unaffording patients
Organised a 3 module nursing training course for Chemo-Nurses
7th Indian Breast Cancer Survivors Conference held in Goa
Participated in the UICC Global Cancer Conference held in Kualalampur, Malaysia
Successfully conducted 33 Cancer Awareness programs and 24 Screening Camps
710 chemotherapy sessions at our low cost Daycare Centre
The second Surabhi Nag Research award was presented in January towards Cervical Cancer
Donated the latest ‘Scalp Cooling Machine’ at Jehangir Hospital
'Einstein' Raising funds through drama took place at raised over 5 Lakh INR
Dine with a Cause fundraiser took place in June in collaboration with Connecting
Awarded the first ever Surabhi Nag Research award for furthering research in early detection of Kidney Cancer
Hosted the first ever MOSCON: Decoding the genetics of common cancers in India
Kicked-off a unique Community breast health training the trainer program : A social intervention project to spreading cancer awareness in women
Hosted The fifth Indian Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Conference took place in Pune
Recognised by Live Life, Love Life foundation for efforts in Cancer Awareness & Care
Presented our first poster of St. Gallen’s Survivorship in Breast Cancer at ASCO Breast Cancer Survivorship Symposium by Dr. Pranjali Gadgil
The fourth Indian Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Conference took place in Mumbai in October
Hosted the IDCON 25: CME for general practitioners
Donated and Installed a Lymphapress Machine in Jehangir Hospital
The third Indian Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Conference was organised
Co-Organised Globethon: Walk for Cure
Published a ‘Recipe Book’ curated by cancer survivors
Co-Organised the Pinkathon with Milind Soman in November
Conduted the Second Indian Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Conference in Nashik
Organised an exhibition of handmade products was curated by the Breast Friends Support Group
Hosted the First Indian Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Conference in Pune in October Led a group of men and women and orchestrated a Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness in Pune
Donated a state of the art Lymphapress Machine to Sahyadri Hospital, Pune
Created a survivor's’ calendar that shared motivational messages to capture their unbreakable spirit
Launched Pune's first active support group â€˜Breast Friends Support Groupâ€™ Curated an exhibition and sale of art by a cancer survivor
Our relationship with families we work with, patients we care for, institutes we partner with and our communities are built on trust and transparency. In the spirit of this, our annual financial reports are kept accessible at all times allowing our partners to stay in the loop about our financial expenditures and monetary growth.
Forbes Marshall Social Outreach Programs
Forbes Marshall Social Outreach Programs have been taking place for years now, and their Community Health Workers have managed to gain both trust and confidence of the members of the community they work in. Nag Foundation believes that we can change the cancer scenario in India by helping women change their health seeking behaviour.
Our partnership with Forbes Marshall comprised of the following:
Training their Community Health Workers in clinical breast examination.
Intensive training sessions on breast health and breast cancer.
Sensitizing target women in the communities that Community Health Workers were a part of.
Conducting screening camps in selected community regions.
The Inner Wheel Club is a women's organization
The Inner Wheel Club is a women’s organization that firmly believes in helping people and extending the hand of friendship by making services available to people in need. Nag Foundation has partnered with Inner Wheel Club, Pune, in their endeavour to empower women of a small basti they have adopted, and together we have accomplished the following:
Successfully organized cancer awareness workshops.
Conducted breast cancer screenings.
Women suffering from suspicious symptoms were promptly sent for further investigation
Regular follow-ups took place and treatment alongside medication was provided where necessary.
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