Christmas – 2021

‘TANA Foundation’ supports and organizes ‘Cancer screening camp’ for women and health check-ups for men from Film and TV federation unions and their family members in collaboration with ‘Festivals for Joy’, a Suma Kanakala initiative, and ‘Grace Cancer Foundation’ at Vijaya Krishna Green Studios on the 5th of December 2021 from 8 AM to 6 PM. The current program aims to create awareness and conduct step-by-step screening to flag any symptoms/ irregularities, as early detection can save many lives and families. TANA Foundation’s volunteer Haasith Garapati, a high school senior student has also raised the money to extend support for the screening camp by conducting SAT coaching camps. Volunteers from Youngistaan Foundation also extended their support during the event.

About ‘Festivals for Joy’

‘Festivals for Joy’ is an initiative of Suma Kanakala with a motto to make every festival a reason to spread joy and celebrate the festival in a true sense. This initiative bridges the gap between donors and connects them with beneficiaries in chosen causes, which in a small means tackle the country’s pressing social problems.

Festivals for Joy’s vision is to create a platform for empowering people and bringing all stakeholders together for collective thought and action towards an identified cause and to do the complete work sustainably.

About Grace Foundation

Grace Foundation is focused on the early detection of Non-communicable Diseases specifically, Oral, Breast, and Cervical Cancer, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure in underserved rural areas. They have been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records for conducting the largest Breast and Oral Cancer detection and awareness camps and by the Limca Book of Records for conducting the largest Cervical Cancer Camp. The Foundation has also been granted the ISO 2009 certification for the systems and processes in Cancer Screening.

About TANA

Telugu Association of North America (or TANA, as it is well known) is the oldest and biggest Indo-American organization in North America. TANA’s mission is to identify and address the social, cultural, and educational needs of the North American Telugu Community in particular and Telugu people in general. TANA aims to perpetuate, integrate, and assimilate the cultural heritage of the Telugu-speaking people into the mainstream of North America. Telugu and Indian ethnic organizations around the world look up to TANA as a pioneer and role model for its various innovations in promoting culture and serving the community.

TANA Foundation’s quote-

TANA Foundation’s trustee Mr. Vidya Garapati mentioned that ‘Over the next 24 months, we are planning to organize 150 cancer screening camps in both the Telugu states.’

TANA Foundation’s chairman, Mr. Venkata Ramana Yaralagadda also extended his best wishes for organizing the current Cancer screening camp in Hyderabad.

Festivals for Joy’s quote-

On behalf of Festivals for Joy team, Ms. Suma Kanakala mentioned that ‘Festivals for Joy is happy to have organized the Cancer screening camp along with TANA Foundation and Grace Cancer Foundation for the Film and TV fraternity and is looking forward to organizing many more such impactful events that promote health, education, and livelihood as part of our mission to make every festival a reason to spread joy. Our heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and volunteers for having made this event a success.’

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