October is the Breast Cancer awareness month & “Kolkata Breast Health & Welfare Association” joined hands with Medica Institute of Breast Diseases and Rotary Club Adi Bhawanipore to celebrate the survivorship spirit of the ladies who has fought and overcome breast cancer. The event saw the presence of their relatives and various celebrities at Rotary Sadan. The purpose of this meeting was not only to celebrate their victory but also to send message of awareness to the society through the heroes, who themselves have gone through the ordeal. It was graced by the presence of celebrities like Sudeshna Roy, DJ Akash, Sutapa Talukdar.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and represents around 25% of all cancers in women. In India approximately 2, 40, 000 new breast cancer cases are diagnosed annually. Breast Cancer is now the most common cancer in women in most cities in India which includes Kolkata as well.
To mark the occasion, celebrated Odissi danseuse, Ms. Sutapa Talukdar was present with her ‘Gurukul’ students and performed a dance recital. Well-known singer Nipabithi Ghosh enthralled the audience with her melodious voice.