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India Development Service and Maina Foundation

India Development Service (IDS) is a nonprofit organization based in the Chicago area. Since 1974, IDS has funded hundreds of projects that empower vulnerable communities in India. IDS and Maina Foundation have been working together since 2019 when they awarded funds to Maina Foundation to acquire iBreastExam (UELifesciences), a hand held …

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Nruthya Shakti Dance Academy Hosts a Folk and Classical Dance Competition

Nruthya Shakti Dance Academy, a Dallas-based folk dance school established in 1994 recently hosted a folk and classical dance competition called Natyakalakar on March 26, 2022. Natyakalakaar is an annual tradition at NSDA to work with and raise money for a charity.  NSDA’s school objective is called Nritya Seva, using dance …

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Oncowitz, India’s fastest growing engagement platform for oncologists and oncology researchers, recently featured Alka Shrikhande in their ‘Cancer Crusader’ series

Alka Shrikhande (MS, MBA) is a biochemist, who has worked with Pfizer and Bayer Pharmaceuticals in drug development as a research scientist for over thirty years. Her work in the field of neuroscience and inflammation has been published in scientific journals. She was the President of Asian Pacific American Group …

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Maharashtra Foundation, NY, awarded Maina Foundation funds for two projects

Maharashtra Foundation, NY, awarded Maina Foundation funds for two projects.          A.  Advanced diagnostic screening for identification of breast cancer in underinsured patients at Metropolitan Hospital, Manhattan NY.         B.  Breast cancer awareness and screening program at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, Uttarakhand India.

Maina Foundation given a gift of $10,000 by MJS Foundation / Philanthropy NY

Maina Foundation was given a gift of $10,000 by MJS Foundation / Philanthropy NY for the cause of raising awareness of breast cancer.  Dr. Alison Estabrook, a breast cancer surgeon was the main representative to take the proposal forward.  The funds will be used by Somaiya Medical College and Research …

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Maina Foundation is participating in Techfest, IIT Bombay

Maina Foundation is participating in Techfest, IIT Bombay, which is launching the online web platform for 𝗡𝗜𝗗𝗔𝗔𝗡, a PAN India initiative to raise awareness about breast cancer and highlight the importance of taking early precautions. Head to techfest.org/nidaan to check out blogs on this topic and register yourself to receive a …

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FREE WEBINAR: Breast Cancer – Early Detection for your Protection

Maina Foundation and Baby Space are jointly conducting a webinar on Friday June 25 at 4 pm IST (6:30 am EST), on Breast cancer – early detection and prevention. The webinar will be conducted by two reputed doctors who will discuss the importance of early detection and prevention, along with …

IIT-Bombay scientists now develop cheaper tech to cure cancer

A team at Tata memorial hospital in Mumbai develops immunotherapy using CAR-T cells to treat cancer. Maina Foundation has been collaborating with Tata since 2013 to provide treatment to breast cancer patients. Please click to read more

Maina Foundation organizes free women’s Check-Up Camp

Maina Foundation organized free women’s Check-Up Camp, including mammograms for breast cancer screening, in collaboration with Polaris Hospital in Khargar, Navi Mumbai on May 19, 2019. The camp was very well attended, providing check-ups to 50 women.

India Development Service gives a grant of $15,000 to Maina Foundation in March 2019

India Development Service (IDS) founded in 1974, is a Chicago based non-profit organization dedicated to empower the most marginalized people in India to support socioeconomic development. IDS supports small scale projects and provides seed funding for non-profit organizations and/or activists. Since its inception, IDS has supported over 240 projects in …

Maina Foundation is going to BMM 2017!

Maina Foundation will be at Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM) 2017 from July 7-9 2017 at Grand Rapids Michigan! Please stop by to support our cause of fighting breast cancer! We will be selling costume jewelry and an original book called “Recipes of Maharashtra.” We look forward to seeing you there!! …

Maina Foundation organizes a Walk to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Maina Foundation had scheduled a walk at Rocky Neck Park, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA on Sunday Oct 9,2016, come rain or shine. So the rain did come, however the shine was brought in by the group of about 30 -40 supporters who showed up in support of our cause. The …

Spreading awareness in interior Maharashtra

India lives in villages – Mahatma Gandhi Yelikeli , with a population of about 2400, is a small village in Seloo Taluka in Wardha District of Maharashtra State, India located about 753 kms from Mumbai. It is part of the Vidarbh region of Nagpur Division .Maina Foundation in collaboration with the …

Maina Foundation initiates its awareness program in interior rural Maharashtra

After our first ongoing door to door awareness program in collaboration with Somaiyya hospital ( now in its third year) , there were two more cases detected after Hirabai, which has given credence to the need of early detection, among the urban slums/ middle income group at Pratiksha Nagar, Mumbai. …

Breast Cancer – different types need different treatment

While in conversation with Dr Gupta , Deputy Director, (CRC)  ACTREC (Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer) , Kharghar. It was a meeting well over an hour that covered, there were so many insights. Here are a few important facts. Did you know ….. There are several …

Give a gift of life!

Give a gift of life! It’s oft repeated that life is not in our hands – it is God’s gift. Now you have the power to give that gift – $300 can actually save a life. Tata Memorial Hospital – a government of India institution in Mumbairegisters about 4400 new …

Story of Hirabai, Survivor

Our Impact – Giving hope Today, let me narrate a true story: Hirabai, a 65 years old woman lives in Pratiksha Nagar, a low income township in Sion Koliwada area of Mumbai. The community consists of 45,000 people living in one room dwellings with communal water and bathroom facilities. Hirabai …

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Collaboration with IamHER2 – Sorento Healthcare Communications

Sorento Healthcare Communications is one of India’s leading communications company focused on the domain of health and wellness. With over a decade’s experience in the field of healthcare communication, Sorento has been a frontrunner in developing patient centric initiatives for client brands. With a leap of faith, they launched their …

Walk to Save Lives

Join us / Sponsor a fundraiser When: Sun, October 20, 10:30am – 11:30am Where: Tibbetts brook park, Yonkers, Westchester, USA. (map) Host: Suresh Gupta, Anitha Srinivasan, MD, Supriya Ramamurthy, Bharti Gupta, Veena Kumar and Neena Gupta Details: http://walkathon2013.mainafoundation.org/ SPONSORS   Suresh and Bharti Gupta Supriya and Shanker Ramamurthy Alka and …

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