The Malony Shrivastava Memorial Foundation will endeavor to spread
Malonyís positive attitude towards life to all whom it may benefit.
foundationís main aim is to foster community support for those in
need. We need volunteers to commit time for various programs. Two hours
per week or even two hours per month is all we ask from volunteers for
people to chemotherapy, showing videos on positive thinking to cancer
support groups or just spending some time with a suffering patient can
be an extremely valuable undertaking. Doing this on a regular basis is
both personally fulfilling as well as helpful and very much needed to
the patient themselves. The Foundation will support all such activities
by providing materials, infrastructure, knowledge and logistical help.
To face the challenges from cancer and other unexpected
struggles, the foundation wishes to:
Support and disseminate knowledge about existing prevention
Early diagnosis can tremendously enhance the chances of
survival and possibly even cure breast cancer in some cases. Checkups
are freely available in Canada; all it takes is the motivation and
encouragement to go. The Foundation will support and promote programs to inform
the public of the benefits of staying informed and on top of your
Knowledge is power. We hope to help patients and families understand the
disease and what to expect in its various stages. Our goal is to pass on
knowledge that will assist in removing fears.
Often, there is little support available to
the family and friends of a diagnosed patient. For them, it can be
difficult to know how to react and what to say to the patient. For
child, these feelings are amplified as they often encounter problems
understanding what their loved ones are going through. We will endeavour
to facilitate support groups designed specifically to meet the
needs of this special group.
Provide information about complementary
and alternative therapies available to enhance the quality and quantity of life. In her quest to beat her disease, Malony discovered a
lot of therapies and methods that helped her maintain her upbeat and
positive outlook on life. Knowledge of the different options available
can be a strong source of guidance and comfort for a patient. Laughter
Yoga, Dolphin Energy club, Mind training workshops, Ayurvedic and
homeopathic remedies are just some of the options available. Click here
to find out more.
Develop a volunteer base in
British Columbia to carry forward the task of information dissemination
about prevention and facilitating and providing help to run existing
patient-focused programs and support groups.
Collaborate with the research
institutions on furthering research on conventional and alternative
therapies. Publications and the dissemination of materials can have a positive
impact on the quality of life of persons living with cancer.
fundraising events and activities to support research initiatives in
Canada and elsewhere under Canadian guidance.