Blog By : Ipsa Singh
“The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.”
The world is full of unexpected surprises that often don’t turn out to be pleasant. There is an organisation that promises to try it’s best to take away the biggest fear of any individual’s life. “ CANCER. “ The foundation is full of life and kindness. You can even call it a lifeline, or to be specific , that’s – YouWeCan for you.
YouWeCan is Yuvraj Singh’s endeavor to combat cancer by spreading awareness about the disease and fighting the stigma attached to it. The national cricketer announced the launch of ‘YouWeCan’, an initiative by the Yuvraj Singh Foundation (YSF), in July 2012. The initiative focuses on all the aspects of the disease including the advantages of early detection. YouWeCan always comes up with interesting ways to educate people on cancer by organizing sports events and fairs and not restrict to seminars and lectures.
Yuvraj Singh is renowned cricketer, who now has turned into an inspiration for those who believe, that cancer is an end to life, for those who stop living life as soon as they get the news, for those who die even before they are dead.
Yuvraj Singh has proved with his battle against success that “It’s not over until it’s Over.”
The YouWeCan initiative was planted while Yuvraj Singh was still in the hospital. He shared his experience with the virtual world as he posted pictures of his treatment and the severe physical changes he was going through, sending one clear message: FIGHT.
YouWeCan focuses on every sector of cancer. Be it creating awareness about its symptoms and chemotherapy procedures or helping educate the kids who are cancer survivors. The organisation is a firm believer of
“Hope and faith may be more firmly built upon charity, than charity upon faith and hope” – Benjamin Franklin.
The foundation Create a conscious environment to fight cancer by inculcating a habit of regular cancer check-ups. To educate all the segments of society about the implications of the disease through affordable campaigns.
Yuvraj Singh Foundation is a non-profit organisation registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950 launched by Yuvraj Singh himself. The organisation is active since 2009 and working for three primary initiatives: Health, Education and Sports. YouWeCan is an effort to support and build awareness in their quest to conquer cancer. These grants will provide substantial funding of devices and adaptation of existing technologies for cancer awareness and detection in low and middle-income areas nationally.
The biggest and the most noted act of this organisation is to provide cancer patients with scholarships . This initiative aims to help the families that are facing a financial crisis due to the expensive and prolonged cancer treatment of their immediate family member by educating their children. This process started on august 7th , 2017.
The initiative taken by the foundation also helps in securing the future of the country as a whole. Youth of a country needs to be protected and cured in order to make a flourished country.
The foundation adheres by the saying, “ Cancer is only going to be a chapter in your life,not the whole story. “