Monday, November 18, 2013 12:38 PM IST (07:08 AM GMT)
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LocalCircles and Indian Cancer Society Roll Out Delhi/NCRs First Online Local Community on Cancer Awareness and Support
Cancer local circle to establish online connectivity between cancer survivors, cancer patients and their families, experts, care givers, and citizens of Delhi/NCR

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Monday, November 18, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — LocalCircles (www.localcircles.com), the world’s first comprehensive local social network that helps improve daily lives of citizens, announced today that it has made a new local circle available in Delhi/NCR on Cancer Awareness and Support in partnership with the Indian Cancer Society.

This circle brings together cancer survivors, cancer patients and their families, cancer experts, care givers, support organizations and the citizens of Delhi/NCR thereby creating an online local ecosystem committed to fighting cancer, creating awareness, learning from each other and taking preventive measures to avoid cancer.

“This local online community is a great example of how technology can further such an important cause as Cancer, create awareness about it in the local community as well as provider an electronic yet local ecosystem for Cancer patients and survivors in Delhi/NCR”, said Jyotsna Govil, Hon. Secretary, Indian Cancer Society. “Let the conquest of cancer be by choice, not chance and let technology be an enabler in the fight against cancer”, Govil continued.

“Local community enablement, interaction and collaboration in constructive ways can solve some of the biggest challenges that we face as a society today and the only way that can happen effectively going forward is electronically and that is what LocalCircles enables” said Sachin Taparia, Chairman of LocalCircles. “LocalCircles is pleased to roll out this online local community on Cancer in Delhi/NCR and be a part of the Fight Against Cancer mission”, Taparia continued.

“Knowledge and experiences of cancer survivors, cancer experts, caregivers can be very beneficial for current patients fighting cancer and for Delhi/NCR citizens in becoming aware about Cancer”, said Govil. “In addition to this, the circle will also be utilized by the Indian Cancer Society to outreach and interact with local community, organize various camps in the city and to share Thought Leadership on the subject” Govil continued.

“With 150+ online neighborhood circles and 100+ online local health, need and cause based local circles, LocalCircles is pleased to connect citizens of Delhi/NCR so they can find reliable information and assistance on fingertips”, said Taparia. “We urge every citizen of Delhi/NCR to join their neighborhood circle as well as other circles based on their needs and interests and experience how daily life becomes easier with LocalCircles”, Taparia continued.

All residents of Delhi/NCR committed to the cause of Fighting Cancer are invited to join the Cancer Awareness and Support circle by going to http://www.localcircles.com and use INVITE code – CANFREE.

About Indian Cancer Society Delhi – Indian Cancer Society Delhi was established in 1983 and is a leading body dedicated to eliminating cancer. ICS has several initiatives like Cancer Sahyog – providing support to patients, Prashanti – healing center offering complimentary therapies and others related to Body Restoration post cancer. ICS also has an awareness arm called Jagriti which provides screening facilities at nominal costs and has a mobile screening facility for a patient load of 40minimum. It operates with the vision – The Conquest of Cancer by Choice; Not Chance. For more information, please visit: http://www.indiancancersocietydelhi.in

About LocalCircles – LocalCircles enables citizens to connect with one or more of their local communities (neighborhood, school, work, health, interest and daily needs), seek information and assistance from them when needed and provide access to 3000+ best of the best local providers, rated and reviewed by these communities. LocalCircles is free for citizens and always will be. For more information, please visit: http://www.localcircles.com

Ms. Shikha Sharma, LocalCircles, +91 9711607563, media@localcircles.com
Dr. Priya Parmar, Indian Cancer Society, +91 9999103457, icsparmar@gmail.com