My name is Harshita Gupta and I am a Grade 10th student at the DPS Bangalore North.
Last year , I was lucky enough to be a part of the DMD campaign, during which I collected enough to give back to the society. Giving back to the society is a feeling no one can explain. It can only be felt. And believe me , it feels amazing. Which is one of the reasons , why I have decided to do another campaign this year to raise money for the economically weaker sections of the society that are suffering from a lethal disease called cancer. Did y'all know that Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents around the world and is devastating for both the child and their family.
While all of us complain about how things around us need to improve, very few of us actually get to do something about it. It's all talk and no action. Thanks to the tie-up with Rotary the cost of intensive treatment for chemotherapy (that is what we are funding) is done at cost of just 72000 INR per child for a 12-month period. This is versus a very high cost of between INR 3 to 5L for the same treatment at other hospitals. I have undertaken this campaign because I don’t think children belong in hospitals.
My aim is to raise INR 18000 to support a child for 3 months. (Ie. INR 6000 per month).If we can raise 36000 INR we can fund the treatment for 6 months. So please do not stop funding my campaign even after we get past the goal. Please contribute generously and do support this initiative by spreading the word on social media.