Mumbai non-profit JACAF embarks on drive to build shelter home for cancer patients

Mumbai: Jagannath Cancer Aid Foundation, popularly known as JACAF in the corridors of TATA Memorial Hospital, is hosting its second fund-raising event on Sunday, Feb. 11, to help build a shelter home for needy cancer patients travelling to Mumbai for treatment from different parts of the country.
The evening of music and entertainment with eminent artists from Odisha will be hosted at CIDCO Auditorium in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, starting at 5:30 PM, Dr Prasant Mohanty, one of the trustees of JACAF, said in a press statement.
For more than two decades, JACAF, a registered non-profit, has been providing non-medical assistance to cancer patients including providing them shelter for almost free from its rented premises in Navi Mumbai. It has so far assisted more than 15,000 patients and has provided shelter to nearly 13,000.
Pleased with JACAF’s efforts, the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) of Maharashtra has allotted the organisation a plot of land at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai in front of Tata Memorial Hospital Research Centre to construct a shelter home.
JACAF organised a fund-raising event in 2016 which was highly successful and has immensely contributed to paying for the land for the shelter home, Dr.Mohanty said. The organisation is looking for assistance from corporates and individuals to further its funds as it plans to start construction of the shelter home.
The event on Sunday includes an Odia drama “Anamika Upakhyana”, written by Dr Bijay Mishra and directed by Arindam, and will be followed by an Odissi dance performance and Odia songs.
Details of JACAF’s work, ways to partner the organisation and donate for a noble cause can be viewed at

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