Manushi Chillar, Miss World 2017, will be the Brand Ambassador of AAPI for Campaign Against Leukemia and Lymphoma.
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) announced on Tuesday that it will be donating a significant sum of money to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America in an effort to eradicate Leukemia and Lymphoma. Details of the donation will be announced on March 10 during the AAPI’s Spring Governing Body meeting, according to the organization’s press statement. The three-day Governing Body meeting will be held in San Francisco from March 9 to 11.
“American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the most dynamic and ethnic organization representing more than 100,000 physicians of Indian origin, while officially launching a campaign against Leukemia and Lymphomas, is donating a large sum of money to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America on March 10th during the annual AAPI Spring Governing Body meeting at the Freemont Marriott Silicon Valley, Fremont, CA,” said President of AAPI Dr. Gautam Samadder.
The donation will be matched by the organization’s former President and philanthropist Dr. Vinod Shah.
“Continuing with supporting noble causes, AAPI, the largest ethnic association representing the physicians of Indian origin in the USA, has taken on yet another cause to promote through its active support in educating people about the deadly disease around the world,” Shah said.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a 501 charitable organization, founded in 1949, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.
Manushi Chillar, who won the Miss World 2017 beauty pageant, will be AAPI’s Brand Ambassador.
“Manushi, hailing from a family of doctors and scientists, an aspiring gynecologist and cardiac surgeon Manushi Chillar has agreed to be the Brand Ambassador of AAPI for creating awareness about the deadly diseases, Leukemia and Lymphoma,” said President-Elect Dr. Naresh Parikh, adding that Chillar “will be present at the ceremony, during which AAPI will hand over the check to representatives from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America.”
Born in Rohtak city of Haryana and brought up in Delhi, Chillar has been a staunch supporter of women empowerment and issues related to their health. “I am blessed to have got this opportunity, and I want to give my best. I have decided to take a year’s break from my medical studies and my college is very supportive,” said Chillar.