Kamini Dandapani, a native of Chennai, and a current resident of New York, is a writer and trained classical artist. A kind-hearted philanthropist herself , Ms. Dandapani, is also a keen supporter of Chai for Cancer, and had hosted the first New York Adda in 2015 at her lovely home in Harlem.
A journalist and published author, she is one of the most unique contributors to our Season 8 campaign. Every month, Meher lends us unique stories from her book “Once Upon a City” which are published on our social media handles for raising funds and awareness to support cancer patients in need.
In 2021, she, along with her husband Chirodeep Chaudhuri added a unique flair to our Season 8 campaign by organizing a Virtual Fundraiser of her own generating ₹ 2.8 Lakhs in donations and priceless amounts of awareness and goodwill for our cause.
Together with her husband Salim, she has hosted an Adda every year at her home to celebrate birthdays and memories of loved ones. In 2021, unable to host a gathering due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions, but still motivated to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, Alakta donated ₹ 1.6 Lakhs through her e-learning platform “Maatraa”.
Dr Vispi Bathena
Chai for Cancer Superhero Dr Vispi Bathena is a unique supporter of our cause. For the last 3 years, he has used Bombay Brokers Forum’s magazine, Forum Views, to amplify the voice of CFC and all our supporters. This niche magazine, very popular in its circles, features a full page advertisement on Chai for Cancer's ongoing campaign and urges its readers to Raise their Cups and Drink to our Cause.
Chai for Cancer Superhero Gowri Mohanakrishnan is an exemplary writer who has livened up our Wednesdays with stories from her blog, “Indian Chai Stories”, where she has documented close to 200 stories from 58 contributors from the tea gardens of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka.
#chaiforcancerhero Nikhil Batra Friends of Max patient leader from Pune - his other name is "Courage" and he embodies that in more ways than one. Looking so cool in his Courage #chaiforcancertee
#chaiforcancerhero Meet Pranay Ranjan Friends of Max City Chapter Leader who holds dual residency - of both Bangalore & Hyderabad and has been hosting a #chaiforcanceradda every single year since its inception. Pranay & his Band "BReloaded" bring the house down each time singing their hearts out for the cause !
#Chaiforcancerheroes Salman Khan and Viji Venkatesh raise their cup of chai and drink to a cause - the first ever #chaiforcancermugs raised - back in 2014 - year one of Chai for Cancer.
#chaiforcancerhero Michaela Geissler is Project Manager with Sarcoma Patients EuroNET (SPAEN) and works closely with The Max Foundation and Friends of Max. Support from peers in cancer care means the world to us because Chai for Cancer is as much about cancer awareness as it is about fundraising. Michaela makes our #chaiforcancermugs look so good!
Dr Rakesh Taran
#ChaiforCancerHero Dr Rakesh Taran of Indore is one of the physician partners with The Max Foundation manages and cares for a large number of #CML patients on lifelong treatment. His #chaiforcancermug that he bought at the Adda held last year in Indore is very special, he says. Keeps his mind focused on the seemingly small needs of the patients we serve.
#chaiforcancerhero He’s called Smiling Vishwa by his friends and one look at his brilliant smile is enough to know why. One of the most active Friends of Max Volunteers from Chennai, Vishwa makes our #chaiforcancertee glow too. Seen here with his favourite Chai for Cancer poster - The Face of Courage.
#chaiforcancerhero Anushka Indurkar making our #chaiforcancertee look like a million dollars. Did you know by buying and wearing one Chai for Cancer Tee you can help pay for one cancer patient buy a ticket to go see his/her treating physician?
#chaiforcancerhero Meet Josue Blanco of The Max Foundation showing off his #chaiforcancertee.
Dr. Dinesh Bhurani
#chaiforcancerhero Dr. Dinesh Bhurani, Chai for Cancer host in a Chai for Cancer tee. We adore you Dr Dinesh Bhurani!
Rajdeep Singh Kathuria
#ChaiforCancerHero Rajdeep Singh Kathuria, Friends of Max City Chapter Leader from Delhi raises his Chai for Cancer Mug in The Max Foundation office in Mumbai. It is the positive energies generated by advocates like him that keep the cancer narrative positive.
Viji Venkatesh & Venky
#chaiforcancerheroes Viji Venkatesh and Venky . Also known universally as Amma & Appa have been hosting the first Adda of every Chai for Cancer season. Here they are at an Adda sporting their Chai for Cancer tees #chaiforcanceradda #raiseyourcup #drinktoacause
#chaiforcancerhero Purnota Bahl of Cuddles Foundation raises her cup for cancer care . We are so proud when leaders in cancer care like Purnota Bahl espouse our cause . The Cuddles Foundation has redefined the role of access to nutrition in the management of children undergoing treatment for cancer in India.
#chaiforcancerhero Anant Bhan, researcher in Global Health and Health Policy is one of the leading voices in health care today in India. These are the voices we are proud to have on our side , raising their cup and drinking to a cause.
Neel & Narendra
#chaiforcancerheroes Our Kolkata City Chapter leaders Neel & Narendra show off their Chai for Cancer Teees #raiseyourcup #drinktoacause
Partap Singh Varma
#chairforcancerhero Meet Partap Singh Varma of Silver Spring , Maryland our favourite #chaiforcancer host this side of the Potomac ! At the Adda in his lovely home , here he is brewing cups of aromatic chai for the scores of guests who walked in to raise a cup and drink to a cause
Abhishek Patidar & Pramod George
#chaiforcancerheroes Abhishek Patidar and Pramod George, Friends of Max City Chapter Leaders - The Faces of Courage.