Friday, July 27, 2012
Fund Raising Programme for the Construction of a Cancer Treatment Centre in Kandy
A fund raising programme was conducted for the construction of a Cancer treatment centre in Kandy during the Lenten Season (22-02-2012 to 08-04-2012), Vesak (5/6-05-2012) and at the annual Church Feast of Wahacotte (16/17-06-2012).
Kandy hospital committee and the Cancer society intend to collect Rs. One Billion for the construction of the proposed ten storeyed building.
On the request of Rt. Rev. Dr. Vianney Fernando, the Bishop of Kandy, and the guidance of Rev. Fr. Camillus D. Jansz, the Director of our organization, we organized a fund raising programme through all the Parishes in the Diocese of Kandy. Rs. One Million collected from all the parishes, was handed over to Dr. Susil Siriwardana, the Deputy Director of the General Hospital Kandy and Mr. Mohan Samarakoon, the Chairman, Cancer Society by Rt. Rev. Dr. Vianney Fernando, the Bishop of Kandy on the 25th of June 2012.
The SETIK staff who engaged in this fund raising programme at the Dalada Maligawa premises during the 'Vesak' festival was able to raise an amount of about Rs. 350,000/-.
Every year, our organization conducts an awareness programme to the accumulated crowd during the annual feast of St. Anthony's Shrine, Wahacotte. This year, the crowed was enlightened on the deadly disease of Cancer, by distributing hand bills among the crowd, with the intention of raising funds for the proposed construction of a Cancer Treatment Centre in Kandy. During the two days (16th & 17th of June 2012), we were able to raise a donation of about Rs. 100,000/-, which was handed over to the Cancer society of Kandy.