Sumita Kohli from Faridabad, is a breast cancer winner who beat the disease with grit and faith.
In her words 'Cancer has taught me a great learning which we often forget...You only live once!!! So don’t feel ashamed to look after yourself. After all , it’s only this body that will stay with us till the end of time😊😊😊'
Sumita goes for hospital visits regularly to meet with patients and to manage distribution of free Saathi Kits to breast cancer patients from lower income group. She is also involved with fund raising to enable us to support more and more patients financially for treatment.
Vice President - Breast Cancer Awareness
Vice President - Rehabilitation Support
Ms. Madhu Narain is a breast cancer winner. She had got diagnosed in 2013 and considers herself lucky to have been diagnosed with early stage 1 breast cancer. Since her treatment got over, she has been counselling cancer patients in hospitals about how to handle the big C and she also works towards spreading awareness for breast cancer. Madhu is B.A. Hons. in English from L.S.R.
Incidence of breast cancer in India is increasing and it has become one of the most common cancer in women. India is behind U.S. and China in terms of incidence, but ahead of them in mortality rate. The mortality rate can decline if breast cancer is diagnosed at an early stage. It is suggested by doctors and experts that every female over the age of 30 years should have an annual breast check-up and every female over the age of 20 years should do a monthly self exam.
We spread awareness through breast cancer awareness talks & events and we also organize cancer screening camps to work towards this goal. These talks can be organized at your workplace or residential locality or anyplace where there is a group of interested women.
In this modern era and society, it is surprising to see that many of us still look at cancer and cancer patients with a down eye. Some women with breast cancer do not come out in open even today to share what they are going through and seek support because some still consider cancer a stigma. There are families which do not support the patients and though rare but some are still ignorant enough to think it can spread by touching. There is a dire need to sensitize people and educate them so that there is no hindrance in the support that can be provided to those touched by the disease.
It is our endeavour to provide financial and rehabilitation support to the economically weaker section of the society. We aim to provide support for investigative tests & screenings, treatment and rehabilitation. We also manage a support group which currently has approx. 100 members.
Discovering that you have cancer can bring anybody’s world to a standstill. The same happened to her in 2011 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. However, she took this disease head-on.
In her words 'Looking back, I realise that confronting cancer courageously evolved me as a human being paving the way for a more compassionate and stronger version of myself to emerge. My desire is to help people who have undergone such painful trials and bring a smile on each and every person I encounter till the last breath of my life.'
Rashmi goes for hospital visits regularly to meet with patients and to manage distribution of free Saathi Kits to breast cancer patients from lower income group. She is also actively involved with patient coordination for financial support for treatment and investigations.
2nd Aug 1980 - 17th May 2021
Founder & President
Dr. Neeti Leekha Chhabra
Yes To Life
Late Ms. Shruti Sharma
Ms. Rashmi Kaushal
Ms. Sumita Kohli
Vice President - Financial Support
Neeti Leekha Chhabra (Ph.D.), the founder of Yes to Life is a breast cancer winner who dealt with the disease at the age of 31 with positive attitude and strength. She is a TEDx speaker (Why Me or Wow Me) and an avid writer who writes about life, positivity, and happiness.
She left her full time job as a professor to follow her passion to spread awareness and provide support to the people affected by this disease.She has started this NGO with all her heart and soul to serve and help whoever is fighting this dreaded disease. Her vision to reduce mortality rate arising from breast cancer, is her driving force.
To quote her “my life after cancer has become much more beautiful and meaningful. I enjoy wind in my hair, every second spent with my son, rain on my hands and every other moment in my life now!! God has been so kind and it’s time to help others now"
Screen, Sensitize, Support...Our Three Pillars of Hope
Ms. Madhu Narain
Shruti was and will always remain an inevitable part of Yes to Life. She was instrumental in all the activities of Yes to Life and always worked so passionately towards the cause. She was a breast cancer winner and worked for so many years towards the cause of breast cancer awareness and patient support. She passed on to God's realm after fighting very hard with Covid.
She was an angel on Earth and helped & guided so many people in her life time. Though she has taken heavenly abode, she continues to shine forever in our hearts.