A Date With Stars

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPPA) and the Carnival Cinema celebrate ‘A Day To Remember A Memory To Cherish’ On September 3

Photos by Kabir M Ali

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and Carnival Cinemas organised a day full of entertainment for cancer patient children at Carnival Cinemas, IMAX Wadala in Mumbai. The children watched a special screening of A Flying Jatt and enjoyed moments with the Jacqueline Fernandes, and. CPAA Brand Ambassador Vivek Oberoi also celebrated his birthday with the children. The celebrities are well known for their compassion and championing of social causes, and they spent time with the kids. Besides them, director Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar and producer Rita Jhawar also celebrated the successful release of Umformung — The Transformation with the children.

Prod Rita Jhawar, Jacqueline Fernandes, YB Sapru, Vivek Oberoi and director Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar at the CPAA eventSaid Vivek Oberoi, “This is my unique way of celebrating my birthday; have been doing this for 14 years now. Seeing the kids smile and enjoying themselves is my gift to myself! They are so brave and just need a little encouragement in their fight against cancer.” Said Anita Peter, Executive Director, CPAA, “It has been Cancer Patients Aid Association continuous effort to spread happiness among the patients and let them know, they are not alone in their fight against the dreaded disease this is more so if it is a child suffering from cancer, because children are and will always be special to all of us. CPAA as an organization helps fund the treatment and provide need based support to the patients. CPAA also feels that a day of happiness goes a long way in lightning the load that cancer brings. We are grateful to our corporate friends for all their support and making this possible.”

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Jacqueline Fernandes and Vivek Oberoi with cancer patients at the CPAA event at  Carnival Imax, WadalaAdded PV Sunil, CEO and Director, Carnival Cinemas, “We are grateful to CPAA for providing us with this unique opportunity. I hope this initiative will provide everlasting memories for these lovely children. It was very encouraging for the children fighting cancer to know that so many people care.” About CPAA: Cancer Patients Aid Association is a registered voluntary organization that has been working in the field of cancer for the last 47 years thereby taking care of the total management of the disease cancer from awareness to rehabilitation. It has been our continuous effort to spread happiness among the patients and let them know, they are not suffering from cancer, because children are and will always be special to all of us.

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Anita Peter of CPAA, Vivek Obeori, YB Sapru - CPAA Chairman and Rajesh Makhija of Carnival Cinemas at the CPAA event at Carnival Imax, WadalaVivek Oberoi with cancer patients 2 at the CPAA event at  Carnival Imax, WadalaAbout Carnival Cinemas: Carnival Cinemas is the largest multiplex chain spread across cities in India.  With a seating capacity of over 1,09,000 Carnival currently operates at 119 locations, with 325 screens in 89 cities making it a most come-at-able chain of the country. Carnival is currently present in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi NCR, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Bihar and Pondicherry. With its nationwide presence across Metros, Tier I, Tier II & Tier III cities, Carnival Cinemas promises to reach and entertain its patrons present across the country. The group envisions holding 5000 screens globally by 2020 giving an inimitable movie experience & service standards.