New Delhi: India is the one country that treats its cricketer players like gods. Yet these cricketers showed their humane side by teaming together to educate those kids suffering from cancer. On Thursday, Yuvraj Singh, a cancer survivor himself, and a veteran cricketer launched a campaign to educate 100 cancer-affected kids on World Cancer Day. Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Zaheer Khan also pledged their support for the campaign.
Yuvraj Singh announced the campaign, ‘Together We Can’ on February 4, the World Cancer day. It is a crowd-funded initiative through which he hopes to raise money for the cause of educating the cancer-affected kids. The monetary burden for cancer treatment in India and outside, drains the patient’s family and thus the education of the kids gets ignored owing to financial constraints. This campaign, as per sources, aims at addressing this problem by supporting the under-privileged patients and survivors by taking care of their education so that they can have a future with better prospects.
“Out of all my centuries I feel the most proud in sponsoring education of 100 cancer affected kids. Join me in batting against cancer and let’s give wings to survivors and contribute on Together We Can Campaign,” said Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj Singh who was the main architect of India’s world cup win in 2011 has recently made a comeback to International cricket.
The campaign is now up on www.desiredwings.com