STANDING WITH YOU
The YouWeCan initiative was planted while Yuvraj Singh was still in the hospital. He shared his experience with the virtual world as he posted pictures of his treatment and the severe physical changes he was going through, sending one clear message: FIGHT.
Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation also inspired Yuvraj Singh to form YouWeCan. The US cycling legend is himself a cancer survivor and had sent an inspiring message to Yuvraj Singh while he was undergoing treatment in a US hospital.
This message is the threshold of the organisation. Today, YouWeCan focuses on every sector of cancer. Be it creating awareness about its symptoms and chemotherapy procedures or helping educate the kids who are cancer survivors. All in all, we believe your hope and help from the near ones give you enough courage to face adversity in its face.
Hope and faith may be more firmly built upon charity, than charity upon faith and hope – Benjamin Franklin
Truly believing in these words, YouWeCan had a clear mission and vision in place since the organization’s inception. We believe charity is the first step to a better society and hope is what keeps everyone together in difficult times.
The goals of YouWeCan are largely carved from Yuvraj Singh’s experience with the disease and his intention to reach out to as many people possible.
We at Yuvraj Singh Foundation believe in dignity and potential of every life, through a self-aware, responsible and proactive approach towards a cancer conscious society with an attitude to fight back in time.
Create a conscious environment to fight cancer by inculcating a habit of regular cancer checkups. To educate all the segments of society about the implications of the disease through affordable campaigns.
YouWeCan: A wide platform
Yuvraj Singh Foundation is a non-profit organisation registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950 launched by Yuvraj Singh himself. The organisation is active since 2009 and working for three primary initiatives: Health, Education and Sports.
Despite the progress made in oncology over the past few decades, cancer still holds a strong stigma for those who do not understand the disease or the effects of its treatment. YouWeCan is an effort to support and build awareness in their quest to conquer cancer. These grants will provide substantial funding of devices and adaptation of existing technologies for cancer awareness and detection in low and middle-income areas nationally.
“Together We Can is the flagship initiative of Yuvraj Singh Foundation which aims at providing complete educational support to Cancer Survivor Students till the end of schooling. It is a unique campaign which will not only encourage cancer survivors to get back to school education but also create a larger movement to fight against cancer. At present 50 cancer survivors students are supported under the Together We Can Programme”
Since our roots belong to sports, YouWeCan is always excited to motivate the sporty aspirants from the weaker section of the society. YouWeCan has helped many young sports players to achieve their goals. We also promote sports and fitness activities by organising marathons and cricket tournaments.