KSJ foundation organized "Cars vs. Cancer Cruise", creating breast cancer awareness
Hicksville, NY (Oct 15, 2014): October is national breast cancer awareness month. Research shows one in eight women in the United States is affected by Breast Cancer. In addition to wearing pink clothing, people across America donate and participate in cancer awareness events.
One of the events was organized this Sunday by the Kundan & Santosh Jasuja Foundation in "Little India" area of Hicksville.
Long Islanders gathered Sunday morning to support the first "Cars vs. Cancer Cruise."
Cars slowly began arriving at 8 a.m. flooding the Apna Bazar parking lot that was turned into meeting & starting point for cars and cruising to Bear Mountain upstate New York. The event was a successful turnout with vehicles including Maseratis, GTR, Lexus, BMW, Infinity, FRS, Mustang, Corvette and many others. Registration fee of $25 per vehicle were donated to 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' organization.
Founder President of KSJ Foundation, Mr. Shudh Parkash Singh flagged off the cruise. The organizing committee Chairman Arjun Vir Singh was thrilled to announce the event raised hundreds of dollars and will now be held annually.
Sukhmani Kaur Jasuja a director of KSJ foundation said this cruise is specially important because it was organized by all youngsters representing the 2nd or 3rd generation of Indian Americans. "We must carry on the Indian culture of helping others. A lot of participants shared with me that their Indian parents and grandparents raised them with family values and importance of philanthropy " Sukhmani added.
The cruise covered over 137 miles and the participants were jubilant. 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' distributed the pink and grey jerseys to all drivers.
"We feel so good. Cruising along in a carvan of cars on a nice day like this is not only fun but also gives me satisfaction for making a small contribution towards cancer research." expressed Vikram Singh a participant.
"We got to spend time with friends and made new friends. I think more & more people should support charities like KSJ Foundation for organizing events like these." Said Michael Gill, one of the drivers participated in the Car vs. Cancer cruise.