Cancer Aid & Research Foundation (CARF) was formed to ensure the well-being of underprivileged & economically weak cancer patients without any discrimination. CARF provides financial and medical assistance to poor cancer patients and also ensures to educate the general public about the harms of cancer.
Their activities include:
CARF Drive: This activity is conducted with help of the NSS volunteers, to fulfil the social responsibility of making people aware about the causes of cancer and its preventive measures at various locations throughout Mumbai city. This is done to provide morale support to the cancer patient and to build an environment of maturity and understanding when discussing about cancer and the innocent lives it affects.
Screening: CARF also spreads awareness among the youth by screening various films about negative effects of smoking and tobacco eating and how it keeps destroying lives every year. CARF organizes such film screening at various B.M.C schools and also private schools and colleges in and around Mumbai. CARF has also produced its own Cancer Awareness Documentary to educate the younger mind.
Doctor Talk: CARF arranges for lecture sessions consisting of eminent doctors that help the patients and their family members to motivate themselves and look up to the future. This aims to boost the morale of lives directly or indirectly affected by cancer. These sessions also explain about cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, guidance and management.
Rehabilitation: CARF is focused on rehabilitating cancer patients who went through certain treatments such as chemotherapy and are trying to face society and regain their purpose to live. This ensure that the survivors are reintegrated back into the society and find purpose and opportunities to move forward in life. CARF has set up a rehabilitation center at their Byculla Branch.
Outcome: CARF has provided help to 12,201 patients ,1580 hospitals from the year 2001 to 2019, it has provided financial assistance of Rs 18,63,53,117