Children's Day celebrations at APCC (1)

Chennai, November 14, 2022: Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, the first & only Proton Therapy Centre in South Asia & the Middle East, celebrates Children’s Day with the real heroes, pediatric cancer champions, and reel heroes – students from School of Media Studies, Patrician College of Arts and Science, dressed up as superheroes, and cartoon characters. The spirit of enthusiasm and excitement engulfed the room bringing smiles to the faces of young and old.

The pediatric cancer warriors also met Apollo Proton Cancer Centre’s special guests, the child prodigies who have inspired many – Ms L G Akshaya (13), State Karate Champion & 2 Guinness Record Holder in Classical Dance from Tamil Nadu; Ms Ashriya Das, (12), the State Chess Champion and the 1st girl from the North East to become chess champion from Tripura; Ms Keerthana Sriram (12) and Ms Prathana Sriram (9), who have been learning music for the past five years from KM Music Conservatory founded by A.R.Rahman Foundation.

Sharing his excitement for the celebrations, Mr. Harshad Reddy, Director, Group Oncology, Apollo Cancer Centres, said, “The happiness on the faces of our cancer warriors after meeting their reel life heroes is ecstatic. This initiative has aligned Apollo’s most important objective of always being focused on the patients and giving them the best treatment and care they need. As happiness is the best medicine for these young hearts, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre brought their reel inspirations to life. Apollo Proton Cancer Centre stands as a ray of hope for millions of cancer patients from over 170 countries to access the most advanced cancer care, helping them with the courage to stand against cancer.”

Dr. Rakesh Jalali, Medical Director & Head of Radiation Oncology, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, said, “Apollo Proton Cancer Centre not only provides the most advanced cancer care in the nation but also the most needed Tender Loving Care to the patients for 360-degree approach towards complete healing. Every child’s clinical condition is discussed in the multidisciplinary tumour board consisting of all the relevant specialists. A decision regarding the best combination of treatment to achieve the best possible outcomes is taken in an unbiased way and communicated with parents. This approach has been shown to improve decision making as well as improve outcomes in challenging clinical scenarios.”

By Rekha