CURE Foundation are organizing a world-class golf tournament, the 6th Biennial ‘Cancer Crusaders Invitation Cup’, as a fundraiser and awareness initiative, on February 1st and 2nd, 2020, at the Hyderabad Golf Club. This was announced by Tollywood diva Ms Pooja Hegde; Dr P. Vijay Anand Reddy, Founder, CURE Foundation & Director, Apollo Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad; Mr S. Prabhakar Reddy, Managing Director, SLN Terminus Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd.; Mr Suresh Reddy, Chairman, Pride Jaguar Land Rover; Capt. J. Vikramdev Rao, President, Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA); Mr Bhaskar Reddy, Captain, HGA; Mr K. Srikanth Rao, Hon. Secretary, HGA and Mr Manish Dayya, General Manager, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre & HICC, Hyderabad, at a Press conference today at Hyderabad Golf Club.
A themed event, “Walk of life” will be hosted on the evening of February 2nd, 2020, involving celebs including Badminton World Champion PV Sindhu; Former All England Badminton Champion Pullela Gopichand; Dr Sangita Reddy, Jt. Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group & President, FICCI; Dr Shashikala Reddy, Principal, OMC; Pooja Hegde, Actress Rashi Khanna; Former Mrs India, Shilpa Reddy; Divya Reddy, Designer and more. As part of which child cancer survivors, models and ace golfers, will walk on the ramp accompanying the celebs at a glittering fashion show.
Speaking on the occasion Pooja Hegde said, is associated with a noble cause like this delights me. I appreciate Cure foundation for the amazing work and the yeoman service it is rendering in the crusade against the dreaded disease. I am an advocate of love, love is the strongest emotion out there and any act out of love can go a long way. Dr Vijay Anand Reddy is an epitome of that, I was just interacting with the cancer survivor kid, Priyanka and she was telling, uncle is very nice and kind, about Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, that’s the greatest testament to the work he is doing. I have grown up in a family of doctors, my best friends are doctors, I know the powerful impact a doctor can make in one’s life, especially my grandmother is a cancer survivor and the role of doctors in she recovering is enormous. The real-life heroes and heroines are doctors because they have the ability to save someone, they are playing god. My appeal to people out there to donate liberally, we should inculcate the habit of donating, also often we don’t know how and whom to donate. Organisations like Cure know how to use the resources optimally to save lives. Lots of Cancer children can be treated as kids are resilient, but most parents of such patients can’t afford expensive cancer treatment and are unable to save their lives. I would like to donate Rs 2.5 lakhs for sponsoring the treatment of two children. Even my Manager has come forward to donate a lakh of rupees to the cause. The cure is doing a fabulous job and we need to support them through donations. This Cancer Crusaders Invitation Cup has been a great support to Cure Foundation, by raising funds for the treatment of children.