Sahayta, which means help and support , was established in Chandigarh, India by Neelu Tuli and nine other enthusiasts on 23rd May, 1997 after she faced the trauma of cancer with her sister. The necessity and utility of such an organization motivated her to light the lamp of hope, compassion and empathy in the lives of people suffering from cancer.
Our EMBLEM also indicates that we should reach out wherever help is needed and light the light of life.
Sahayta Cancer Sahyog endeavors to provide holistic help to individuals touched by cancer. Our intention is to instill confidence, hope and courage in the minds of patients and their family members. We extend our helping hand, after assessing the situation, according to the varying needs of the individuals (social, emotional, financial or relating to information) without hurting their self respect.
Sahayta Cancer Sahyog is an emotional support group. Our aim is to spread the message that diagnosis of Cancer is not the end of the road. There's life after cancer and it is meaningful. The patients after treatment are fit and ready to join the mainstream of life. The word cancer is dreaded by one and all.
The emotional turmoil, the stress and strain, the patient goes through, before and during the treatment, takes heavy toll on the patient and his family. Sahayta Cancer Sahyog endeavors to provide an additional support system for their emotional needs, offering information and understanding.
Cancer Care India
Sahayta is a founder member of Cancer Care India, National Support Group. Our president, Neelu Tuli, is the treasurer of this group.
ICCCPO (International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parents Organization)
Sahayta is a member of this group, which is working for the cause of childhood cancer.
Sahayta received an award from the Indian Cancer Society in 2005 for excellent contribution for the benefit of cancer patients and their families.. Click here to see a picture of Neelu with the trophy.
Governing Board - India
Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society (Regd.)
Registered Office : # 1220, Sector 18-C, Chandigarh. India
Branch Office : # 111, Sector 36-A, Chandigarh. India
Phone: +91-172-2660168, Mobile : +91-93161-20808
Ms Renu Saigal
Ms. Santosh Bhan
Ms. Swatantar Kapoor
Dr. Virender Kappal
Mr. Arvind Tuli
Ms. Sharda Ahuja
Ms Sharda Rangarajan
Joint Gen Secretary
Ms Aradhna Mittal
Incharge Children Cancer Clinic
Governing Board - US
Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society Inc.
Registered Office : 59 Pleasant St #2, Brookline. MA 02446. USA