Cancer Concern India (GCCI) is a premiere
NGO working nationwide, committed and dedicated
to the cause of cancer sufferers for the last nine
years. It is a registered, secular, apolitical
and non-profit organization. It has a wide
network to accomplish its mission with regional
centres at Delhi (NCR), Chandigarh, Bhopal, Mumbai,
Bangalore and Kolkata.
was raised and registered as a Trust on 6th March
1998 by Late Major General R.S.Pannu who dedicated
his life to the service of humanity. He is remembered
as a legendry and a philanthropist for his services
as Director General of HelpAge India for over 15
years. He had several accreditations to his credit
at national and international levels eg, Vice-President
of International Federation on Aging; Advisor, Asia
to HelpAge International; Advisor, London and British
Executive Services Overseas (BESO). After sudden
demise of General Pannu on 9th October 2004, Mrs.
Inderjit K. Pannu, who was already a Trustee, very
kindly consented to accept the unanimous decision
of the Board of Trustees to take over as President
and Managing Trustee of GCCI to continue accomplishment
of his mission and vision.
a mark of tribute and gratitude to the founder father,
GCCI's Home Care Services Project has been named
as "General Pannu's Home Care Service."
to GCCI's inception, Global Cancer Concern UK (now
Global Cancer Care UK), provided valuable experience
and expertise for palliative care in India as also
trained a nucleus of about 50 Indian Doctors and
Nurses in UK who later became the alumni group.
They have always provided valuable expertise to
GCCI when needed. Today, GCCI uses some of the alumni
as resource persons to train other medical staff
in the country. The motivated trainees in turn move
back into their hospitals in different parts of
the country to proliferate effective cancer care.
We extend a heartfelt gratitude for the lead they
provided to GCCI and look forward to their enthusiastic
participation in expanding our network of Outreach
Cancer Nursing Services.
2004, fifteen volunteers undertook an 'Auto Rickshaw
Rally' and raised funds with a target of funding
4-5 Rickshaw Teams each with a nurse and driver.
They drove 500 miles through the rugged terrain
of Rajasthan and its busy towns in order to make
delivery to GCCI.