Yuvraj Singh’s contribution towards helping cancer patients was always known and he has time and again helped them. This time, he has taken a step forward by collaborating with his IPL franchise, Delhi Daredevils for a cancer awareness program.
The game on the 1st of May between Delhi Daredevils and the Kings XI Punjab will be dedicated to cancer patients. Singh’s foundation, YouWeCan has allied with Delhi Daredevils and Max Hospitals and announced a free detection program via clinics on the 1st of May.
To match the occasion, the Delhi Daredevils’ players will be donning lavender color jerseys.
“When I came back after recovering from cancer (rare germ cell disease), I struggled a bit with my lung capacity. When I successfully came back, I knew that battle to fight cancer comes from within. For me, more than responsibility, it is a duty. I have been fortunate to come out of it and it is my endeavour to inspire people to fight the battle,” Yuvraj said at the launch of the new lavender jersey.
Hemant Dua, CEO of Delhi Daredevils said that as many as 100 children, who are battling cancer, will be watching the game from the stands at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
Dua quoted that, “Delhi Daredevils has been part of various initiatives under the aegis of DD Care. We have had tie-ups with Unicef. Yuvi’s fight against cancer is an inspirational story and we thought why not use the platform to spread awareness. For that particular match, our jersey colour will change from blue to lavender.”