Legends of Hope' come together to raise money for cancer treatment

Tata Medical Centre and CC&FC will raise funds for the cause.

Kolkata: A host of sportspersons will share the platform “Legends for Hope”, which will be organised by Tata Medical Centre along with Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) in the city on November 18 to raise funds for the treatment of underprivileged cancer patients at the hospital. The list includes C.D. Gopinath, Madhav Apte, Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Ravi Shastri, Sourav Ganguly, Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj, Leander Paes and Virat Kohli.

Tata Medical Centre director Dr Mammen Chandy said, “Tata Medical Centre has been consistently providing the most modern treatment modalities to all types of cancer patients, since May, 2011. We are extremely honoured to be working in tandem with all our supporters and we have witnessed their relentless efforts to battle cancer. I firmly believe that each contribution counts and hope that together we can support those affected by this life-threatening disease.”

Former Indian cricketer Arun Lal, who is also CC & FC president, said, “It’s a matter of pride for us as we cherish the 225 years of our club’s glorious past. Founded in 1792, CC & FC is the oldest cricket club of India and the second oldest in the world. In celebrating 225 years of cricket in India, we as a club, are proud to be associated with Tata Medical Centre. Being a cancer survivor myself, I cannot thank the Tata Medical Centre enough for all the efforts they make towards providing care and treatment for cancer patients. At a personal level, it is a privilege for me to be a part of this awareness drive.”

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