Bollywood stars meet cancer-affected kids



On the eve of Children’s Day 2006, the Bowling co, a brand of Galaxy Entertainment Corporation Limited (GECL), and the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), have announced a weeklong festival supporting the cause of helping children fighting cancer. As part of GECL’s ‘social responsibility initiative, popular Bollywood stars Sunil Shetty, Kunal Kapoor, Esha Deol and Dia Mirza visited the Bowling co at the High Street Phoenix Mills and spent quality time with several cancer-affected children while extending their support to the noble cause.


Galaxy Entertainment invited 100 cancer-affected children to play games at the Bowling co. On the occasion, variety entertainment including jugglers, music and dance items were presented to regale the young ones. As an icing on the cake, the children got an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their favourite stars and interact with them. A panel of distinguished experts also offered assistance to the children.


Galaxy Entertainment conceptualized a special signature campaign in support of children with cancer during Children’s Day in order to raise funds for the CPAA. A canvas wall has been set up at the Bowling co for customers, who want to extend their good wishes and compliments to the young ones fighting cancer. People, who wish to support the cause, can write a message on the specially created canvas wall and donate a minimum of Rs. 10 to be contributed to CPAA, in a box provided next the signature wall.


Sanjay Seksaria, Director, Galaxy Entertainment, said, “We have been working together with the Cancer Patients Aid Association, on this occasion, to bring smiles and give hopes and joy to the cancer-affected children and their parents. Since the Bowling co is a favourite destination for the young ones and young-at-hearts, we want to urge all our customers, young as well as old, to take this opportunity and send their wishes to the brave cancer-affected children. It will be very encouraging for them to know that so many people care. We believe that if every corporate and individual contributes a little towards helping others, it is a lot collectively.”


“Since several years, CPAA, a well-known organisation, has been helping lakhs of people fight cancer. Galaxy Entertainment considers it to be a privilege that CPAA has decided to work with it on the occasion of Children’s Day 2006 in putting together a small event and fund collection for the children with cancer. This event is galaxy Entertainment humble attempt to support CPAA’s cause,” Seksaria added.

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