Yuvraj Singh, the Indian left handed power hitter recently recovered from cancer. The Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh will hold a charity auction in London on the month of July 14th to raise funds for cancer patients and that will be very much helpful for cancer afflicted patients. The location where the auction will take place is at London Hilton, Park Lane in the presence of cricket icons like Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Kevin Pietersen, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. The items that are up for grabs include exclusive cricket memorabilia such as Sachin Tendulkar’s t-shirt from his 200th Test match, 2011 World cup winning medal along with a chance to win a dinner date and practice session with Yuvraj. It is also a great opportunity for the fans to get the glimpse of such icons.
The funds which will be gathered from the auction will go to Yuvraj’s cancer charity ‘YOUWECAN’, which aims to create awareness around the early detection of the deadly disease and organises free screenings for the cancer patients. Yuvraj is doing a great job for the society by running charity for cancer afflicted patients. Yuvraj himself was affected by the deadly disease and now he is providing a helping hand to those who are affected.
Sharing about his plans for the growth of his foundation, Yuvraj said, “I have always believed that no matter how hard a battle, if you have the will, you can win it. It was due to this will and the love and support of all my friends, family and fans that I survived cancer. With ‘YOUWECAN’, I want to reach out to all those people who are suffering from cancer and often feel the lack of support in their fight. I am sure with the proceeds of this auction, we will be able to support our agenda of early detection, awareness and removing the stigma around cancer.”
The function will also have a special act by India’s most popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma. Hope this charity serves the cause that it is aiming for.