WE CARRY COURAGE
STANDING WITH YOU
Yuvraj Singh came up with the idea of YouWeCan from Lance Armstrong’s ‘Livestrong Foundation’. 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.
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.
This message is the threshold of the organisation. Today, YouWeCan focuses on every sector of cancer. Be it creating awareness about it’s 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. This organisation is active from 2009 and currently focuses on working for three primary domains: Health, Education and Sport.
Yuvraj Singh Foundation launched YouWeCan, a cancer awareness initiative, under their health domain. The organization conducts regular cancer awareness programs which include causes of the disease, control symptoms and early detection with an aim to remove the stigma from the society. Yuvraj Singh Foundation has been executing cancer screening medical camps in rural areas either directly or through tie-ups in the past. Regular campus awareness programs have been conducted with the objective to lay the foundation of raising awareness about cancer by arranging sessions with the help of reputed oncologists.
With the sole aim to educate cancer survivor kids from the BPL (Below Poverty Line) families, Yuvraj Singh Foundation launched an initiative under the name of ‘Togetherwecan’. #togetherwecan aims to empower kids from underprivileged families to get them back to school education. The emphasis is on providing education, a basic human right, and to highlight the bright example of Yuvraj’s successful comeback to the cricket field after a fatal face-off with cancer.
Yuvraj Singh Foundation has always been promoting and encouraging underprivileged or needful sporty aspirants. In our journey so far, we have helped players to achieve their goals. Also, we do cricket tournaments and other health promotional activities related to sports to create awareness about health and fitness.
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