MANGALURU OCT 09: The Mangalore Diocesan developmental NGO – CODP and Caritas India in collaboration with Women’s Association Alangar, and ragathi Mahasangha Moodbidri jointly organized Hair Donation Drive to help the poor patients with free wigs on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at Alangar Church Hall.

CODP runs “SPARSHA”- a campaign against cancer by creating awareness on this dreaded disease.

The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Mr Manohar Cutinha, President, Catholic Sabha, Moodbidri, Mr Rajesh D Souza, President Catholic Sabha Alangar; Ms Shobha Sequeira, President Women’s Association Alangar, Ms Lydia Moras, Ms Shilpa D Souza, Ms Laveena Lobo from CODP were present on the dais.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. Mr Antony Nazareth, staff of CODP welcomed the gathering. Hair loss during chemotherapy or radiation is the most physical apparent sign of cancer disease.

Ms Lydia Moras gave awareness on POCSO and RTI and also encouraged the people to check development in their local area through filing RTI.

Ms Shilpa D Souza spoke on the cause of donating hair to the cancer patients. She congratulated all the hair donors saying they are bringing a smile back on the face of poor patients. She wished many more would be motivated by this noble activity. This event was organized in the presence of 51 participants.

Seven young children namely Melisha D Souza, Maclin D Souza, Treesha Lobo, Rishal Noronha, Princia Noronha, Alvita Nazareth and Dilisha Castelino donated their hair for this great cause.

As a token of gratitude all the hair donors were honored with a memento and certificates.

Ms Mabel Lobo SHG member compered the program and Ms Rita Blosilla member of Pragathi Mahasangha proposed the Vote of thanks.

 

 

 

 

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