Max India Foundation and Diva Restaurants join hands to spread much-needed awareness on Breast Cancer. As we celebrate World Breast Cancer Awareness this month, the ‘Celebrate Me‘ campaign comes as an agent of information, awareness, and inspiration!
About Breast Cancer
Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body. Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells that can then invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body. Many of the symptoms of breast cancer are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening like a mammogram or ultrasound. But some symptoms can be caught early just by looking out for certain changes in your breasts and being proactive about your breast health.
The campaign honors those at every step of the breast cancer journey by sharing the story of how you or someone you love has been affected by breast cancer. They are sharing these stories to encourage others facing breast cancer or to create awareness around self-checks.
Here’s one such inspirational journey of an extraordinary lady!
“Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
In 2009, Hina Siddiqui from Haldwani was shattered on getting diagnosed with Breast Cancer. However, she knew she had to fight for the sake of her 3-year old daughter and thus traveled to Delhi to get better medical treatment.
In spite of arranging the funds through friends and relatives, the funds they garnered turned out to be insufficient thus forcing the family to seek extended support, which was provided by MIF.
In 2015, Hina had a recurrence and was another financial setback for the family. MIF once again embraced Hina; contributing towards her treatment.
As of November 2017, she is on hormonal therapy and comes for regular follow-ups. The experience made Hina examine her life, and make the changes necessary to refocus on and care for herself.
Today she feels happy to be back to her normal routine, demonstrating the disease can be conquered.