Helping children fight cancer

Childhood cancer is CURABLE. Unfortunately, many children are losing this fight due to malnutrition. India lags far behind in survival rates of pediatric cancer, the biggest reason being that so many children are starved of the nutritional powers it takes to withstand and recover from the oncology treatments (chemotherapy, radiation and surgery). At Cuddles Foundation, we are changing this by ensuring that each child gets the right nutrition to make them strong enough to defeat cancer. If you join forces with us, you can help a child survive cancer by providing good nutrition. 

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Our Campaign

Stories that give us hope

Harshid Surve, a 7 year old boy, residing in Surat, visited Mumbai for the first time for an unfortunate cause. He had been suffering from on and off episodes of fever and then diagnosed with T- cell blood cancer and referred to Wadia hospital 3 months ago. His parents



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Manish, a 5 year old from Badayu village, Uttar Pradesh, suspected to have blood cancer came to Tata Memorial Hospital after a long journey through many hospital admissions. He was admitted immediately as he was extremely malnourished (weighed only 10 kilos), was bleeding and had pneumoni



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Lavanya, a 2 year old girl was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor in the district hospital at Satna in Madhya Pradesh. Her father worked as a helper in a press factory and took a while to arrange the funds for treatment, during which time the tumour grew rapidly and filled her entire stomach. She los



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“I am thankful for providing us with monthly ration. As we cannot afford feeding the family this program is like a blessing. All this while we feeding ourselves through the little help we got from my maternal family. As a result of this w



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“My husband works in a factory but his wages are too less. Due to which we were not able to get constant ration or do anything beyond the very basic meal for the child. Providing us with monthly ration has helped us feed our child nutriti



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Our cute, little Hamza is trying very hard to battle Wilm’s Tumor, which is a cancer of kidney. His treatment began with chemotherapy and as is the case with every patient, he lost



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Shiv Kumar Choudhari a young 15 year boy recently underwent successful bone marrow transplant at Sion hospital. This was the first ever bone marrow transplant at a government hospital in Maharashtra. Shiv Kumar



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Atharva Shivsharan, 4 years seven months old, child suffering from pre B cell ALL was admitted for febrile neutropenia. The patient’s dietary intake when at home had dropped down to less than 18% of his requirement. Atharva was a severely



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Sohil , 12 year old from Uttar Pradesh, has been diagnosed with AML. One month back when he came for the treatment first time his weight was 21.9 kg, Height was 127 cm and was in a lot of pain, could barely stand



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Vishnu Chauhan, a 10 year old, has been diagnosed with Medistinal mass. Five months back when he visited the hospital his weight was 14kgs and height was 118cm. Currently the boy has gained 9kgs with his present weight being 23.1kgs and height being 124cms.He wants to continue his studies



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Rizwan, a 14 yr old boy, is diagnosed with ALL. His baseline weight was 40 kgs, heigth: 159 cms and MUAC 6.3 cms. He could barely stand and walk and came to OPD on wheel chair. His weight dropped to 36 kgs with MUAC as 6cm in the first month. After strict follow ups and dietary advise he started ga



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Our Achievements

Level 2 Investees of Unltd India

UnLtd India supports start-up social entrepreneurs. After completing Level 1, where we piloted our projects, we are now Level 2 investees. In this stage the support is designed to propel our existing projects towards greater impact and sustainability.

BEST New NGO Award

Cuddles foundation won the BEST New NGO Award at the Can-India Conclave, December 2013. The CAN-INDIA Conclave 2013 was a first-of-its-kind annual scientific conference for cancer NGOs and support groups, organised by Tata Memorial Hospital. The main aim was to bring stakeholders from all domains of cancer ( like doctors, nurses, volunteers, cancer survivors, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs and government) under one roof, so that they could learn from each other and explore collaboration.

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On the 7th of February, we hosted our third Annual Fundraiser (‘Meher’), when the stars showed up to support us! Held at the Sofitel Hotel at BKC, Mumbai, It was a memorable evening. The highlight of the evening was the so

‘Meher’, our annual Fundraiser
February 7, 2015


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Last weekend we had the privilege of distributing blankets and woolen clothes close to 50 children at AIIMS, Delhi.We partnered with Goonj and Cankids to do this activity and both of them did an amazing job. Goonj provi

Blankets and woollen clothes for 50 children at AIIMS, Delhi
January 19, 2015


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Good Nutrition begins at home! Many of the parents and families we deal with face a similar problem. To get the kids to eat nutritious food that gives them the required strength and resistance needed during their treatment. So

Cooking competition at the St Jude’s facility
January 7, 2015


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Share Your Khaana, a crowdfunding campaign by Cuddles Foundation, was initiated on 12th May, 2016. Leading up to World Hunger Day on 28th May, Share Yo

Share Your Khaana
12th May - 28th May 2016


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The Bake Collective held on the evening of 2nd April at Hill Rd Bandra saw crowds of passerby's enjoying the delicacies baked by generous donors. Charlene's initiative raised funds which helped provide ration to 60 families i

The Bake Sale Collective
April 2, 2016


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TESTIMONIAL

Tuhin Mitra
Intern

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Pranav Lala
Intern

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"My Internship with Cuddles was a wonderful experience. I learnt so much from the work, yet even more from the children. Cuddles, for me, is a team of incredible people working towards a great cause."

Jordan
Intern

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While my relation with Cuddles has continued for over a year, I recently interned with them for two months this Summer. In all honesty, it is the best internship I could have hoped for. As an almost graduate, the kind of oppor

Nooresa Sutarwala
Intern

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The best part of my internship with Cuddles was that I had the opportunity to meet the children and get to know the main reason of why I came here in the first place. For me, it is rewarding to know that my little actions can impa

Laís Rohr
Intern

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Its surprising that there is no organised help set up for paediatrics in India. Cuddles has taken up a noble cause of helping little children, inflicted by disease which prevents them from living their childhood. We are happy to

Ajay Poddar
Head Engeneering, People Interactive

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The fact that cuddles comprises of highly educated and young professionals instills a lot of confidence that the contribution provided goes to the the rightfully needy and there is no scope of manipulation. This gives us the

Stuti Shiva
Photographer

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Each one of us want to give back to the society but we often keep groping in the dark. Cuddles has been very proactive in channelling the resources to the needy at our convenience which is highly commendable.

Sujit Modi
Deutsche Bank

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