Arjun Kapoor is one actor who always steps up to help those in need. And now, the actor has done it yet again after he pledged to sponsor the treatment of 100 cancer affected couples. Cancer has always been a sensitive topic for Arjun as he also lost his mother to it. So, the actor does everything in his power to raise awareness about the disease and help those affected.
During an interview with a leading news portal, the actor revealed, “The pandemic has taught all of us the importance of helping one another and spreading love whenever we can. We all look forward to celebrating Valentine’s month in February, to make our loved ones feel special. But I have decided to do something different, this time. Along with Cancer Patients Aid Association, I am supporting medical treatment for 100 underprivileged couples who are impacted by cancer, which means one partner is battling this deadly disease as the other one is supportive in every step of this fight. Cancer severely impacts one’s immunity, making them extremely vulnerable to the Coronavirus. The previous year has been very painful for these couples. Not only were they fighting a hard battle, but they were also confined to their homes facing the severe threat of Covid-19. Many of them did not even have the source of income to buy food and essential medicines.”
Arjun also stated that the aim behind this initiative is to avoid the cost of treatment which drains the financial resources of those affected. He said, “By supporting their yearly medical treatment worth Rs 1 lakh per patient that takes care of expenses for chemotherapy and radiotherapies, surgeries and medicines, we can save them from draining out financially.”