Cancer Awareness: Jagriti
To educate the public about cancer, its causes, and effective preventive measures, the Indian Cancer Society regularly hosts awareness talks.
- Cancer Jagriti is a group of trained volunteers that deliver cancer awareness talks.
- We visit a variety of settings, such as schools and colleges, markets, offices and factories, women’s’ groups, urban slums, Rotary and Lions clubs, and villages. We also work with other socially committed organizations.
- Our “Rise Against Cancer” lessons include street plays, talks, and referrals to our cancer screening services.
- Speakers share educational videos and provide cancer literature at no cost.
- We also have trained staff at other NGOs who work in the Basti (slum) areas to share our cancer awareness messages.
- The schools programme reaches a very important young audience.
- Cancer Jagriti is available at no cost, although a pick-up and drop-off for speakers is greatly appreciated.
- Schools Cluster Training – Train the Trainers
- Gender Resource Centres – Train the Trainers
- Professional Evaluation of Awareness Talks
Radio is a Voice Multiplier
We broadcast our cancer awareness programmes on FM channels to help reach a wider audience with our cancer awareness messages. A Cancer Helpline (99 105 16562) is also very popular, where we have seen a shift from requests for financial help to requests for cancer information.
The Indian Cancer Society Walk for Cancer Awareness was a successful community initiative for several years. Hospitals invited their patients to attend, inspirational leaders started the walk, and sports icons attended to inspire children. The Walk and accompanying Cyclothon increased public awareness about living with cancer. ICS no longer hosts a Walk or Cyclothon, but continues to build awareness about cancer through its Jagriti awareness talks and screening camps.
View photos from our previous Walk and Cyclothon events on our Facebook page.