Hello, I am Jasmeet Singh. I work at Microsoft and am passionate about being fit. I am going to cycle from Mumbai to Bangalore to raise money for Iksha Foundation who provides medical aid to underprivileged kids affected by Eye Cancer. This disease affects children from age group of 2 months to 5 years. It is completely curable if detected early else it proves fatal. The awareness about the disease is very low in India and that is why I am taking this up as a personal project to help in any way I can.
Iksha Foundation focuses on providing medical aid and post operative sustenance to kids who are affected by eye cancer. I aim to provide financial support to the poor and underprivileged families of children with Retinoblastoma. Let’s ensure early diagnosis and timely treatment. I want to spread individual as well as societal awareness about Retinoblastoma and promote early detection.
About the NGO
Iksha foundation is a public charitable trust to focus on Retinoblastoma (eye Cancer) - to create awareness, to provide aid for its treatment and to support research to improve care of children with Retinoblastoma.
We at Iksha believe that no child should ever lose eyesight or face death to this type of childhood cancer that has one of the best cure rates. No family should have to go through the unspeakable pain of losing a child. We are currently supporting children who have been diagnosed with Retinoblastoma and are being treated at Narayana Nethralaya.
The fund being raised during this cycle tour will go towards providing detection and treatment for these kids in Bangalore. The cost of treating one kid is approximately 100,000 per year. I am aiming to raise Rs.10 lakhs.
It is very unfortunate that kids should lose either their eyesight or life at such an early stage just because they cannot afford it. I am doing what I can to spread a light of hope. The event is called Umeed 1000. Umeed is Hope. 1000 is the kilometers I would cycle for.You can pledge @500/km
Please contribute if you think this is a worthy cause and bring some hope and light into the life a kid through your significant gesture..