Once again, the teenagers of the Bombay Gymkhana squash courts have taken up the Challenge of conducting the
Squash-a-Mile, a fund raiser event for V Care Foundation.
Just to give you a little background, Squash-a-Mile (SaM) is an initiative of the Squash fraternity, first conceived in the UK in 2010. It consists of a Run of an entire mile (1.6 km) shuttle-run between the front and back walls of the squash court ad measuring 9.75 metres, equating to 165 lengths of the court in total. In 2011, the first SaM was held in India under the auspices of the Bombay Gymkhana Club, to raise funds for Concern India. In 2012, the first SaM for V Care Foundation was held to raise funds for cancer treatment and medicines for poor cancer patients.
V Care Foundation is a 20 year NGO founded by Vandana Gupta, an inspiring cancer survivor who has helped make a difference to hundreds of cancer inflicted patients and families.
This year, two Nationally Ranked squash players take up this challenge : 16 year old Riddhi Sampat and 17 year old Sireena Divecha along with Rhea Advani and Rohaan Advani. They aim to outdo last year's collection of Rs. 11.7 lacs donated to the V Care Foundation.
Date : Sunday, August 23rd 2015
Time : 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m
Venue : Squash courts of the Bombay Gymkhana, Fort,
We solicit your generous pledge.
Donations may be made in cash or by cheque in favour of "V Care Foundation".
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Last year, people of all ages participated - the youngest being 2 yrs old and the oldest being 81 yrs!, with a total of 235 participants, 105 of which completed the mile.
LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
1) Financial help given to patients to help them complete their treatment.
2) Financial support for Ration, Food & Milk given to out station patients
3) Financial support to buy different types of prosthesis.
4) Financial support towards needs of Children like Infection control Kit,Retinoblastoma
5) Financial support towards housing, rehabilitation, transport
A 16 year old class XI student of the Cathedral & John Connon School who is a nationally ranked squash player. She would like to help needy cancer patients through a sport which is very close to her heart.
A 17 year old class XII student of the Cathedral & John Connon School is a nationally ranked squash player and would like to give back to society in her own way using her sport to help the less fortunate.
19 year old undergraduate student in her Junior year at the Wellesley College, USA, where she is the Squash Captain. Rhea organised the first Squash a Mile for V Care Foundation 2012 and raised Rs. 8.32 lakhs. The event is very close to her heart and she wants to continue to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
18 year old Rohaan will be leaving this September for the USA to study Engineering at the Northwestern University. He is an active club level squash player and has organised Squash a Mile for V Care Foundation 2013 and 2014 raising Rs. 8.51 lakhs and Rs. 11.71 lakhs respectively. He too is keen to continue to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.