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Saaral 2015

Saaral 2015
November 21, 2015
Anthony Soto Theater
701 Vine Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Cancer Institute Foundation in partnership with Bay Area Tamil Manram conducted another successful fundraiser event – Tamil light music show Saaral. The event featured the band VDAZE of Bay Area’s talented musicians. We had two star singers – playback singer Roshini and Super Singer Ravi Gopinath also participate and enthrall the crowd. The event was conducted as a tribute to Tamil cinema trinity – music director “mellisai mannan” M.S. Viswanathan, director “iyakkunar thilakam” K. Balachandar and “Padma Shri” kavignar Vaali.

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Kitchen Khiladi 2015

KK 2015
October 18, 2015
1336 South Mary Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Kitchen Khiladi audition round was held on October 3, 2015 at Sunnyvale Temple auditorium with a huge turnout. 56 teams competed in the audition round and presented different interesting recipes with Turnip as the main ingredient. Based on the judges score and the audience score top 8 teams were selected for the finals. On October 18, 2015 finals round was conducted at Young Chef’s Academy, Sunnyvale, CA.

Learn about the judges and checkout their bio!

Find the recipes of the final 8 contestants here.

Top 3 teams won Gold! First price was 3 gms of gold coin, Second price was 2 gms of gold coin, and the Third price was 1 gm gold coin!

Here are the top 3 winners.

Position Team Name Members
First Place Valley Verde Chefs Chitra, Dhanlaxmi, Srinivasan
Second Place Brussels Rashmi, Chandan
Third Place Sweetroot Madhumala, Aditi, Nilekha

Check out the promotional material, interviews of the judges and photos from the event!

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CIF – ICC Walkathon 2015

ICC Sevathon 2015
July 12, 2015
Baylands Park
999 E Caribbean Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089 [ Map ]

Cancer Institute Foundation participated in the annual Sevathon event conducuted by India Community Center. Supporters and volunteers of CIF ran, jogged and walked with friends and family. They participated in 5K, 10K and half marathon events.

CIF thanks all those who participated in the event to bring cancer awareness and raise funds.

Vinnayium Thaandi Cinemaavaa?

May 09, 2015
Cañada College Theater
4200 Farm Hill Blvd
Redwood City, CA [ Map ]

Cancer Institute Foundation hosted a fundraising Tamil comedy play by Sacramento based Adade Creations. It is a full length comedy play starring local

CIF also released the book “adayaril innOr aalamaram“. In English it means “another banyan tree in Adyar”. The project took about 18 months to complete. The book motivates the reader to understand the accomplishments of the Cancer Institute, Chennai.

The book was released by Padmasri Dr. George Hart, Professor Emeritus of Tamil, University of Berkeley. The book was received by Dr. M. Shamala, Family Medicine, Dr. Sujatha Narayanan, Department of Oncology, Stanford University, Mr. K. Sridharan & Jayanthi Sridharan, Sankara Eye Foundation, and Mr. C.K. Venkataraman, Publisher of Thendral Tamil magazine.

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Naach Night

Naach Night
March 21, 2015
Alpine Grove
19 South Depot Road
Hollis, NH

Youth Group of Indian Association of New Hampshire (IANH) conducted a fundraising evening of dance “Nach Night” featuring DJ Hevin. IANH youth group is a non-profit community service group run by high school students based in New Hampshire. Each year, they host cultural events which allow kids in the community to cultivate and showcase talents in dance and music. As a youth group, helping other local organization is equally important; each year, they raise money and items to support the local and other non-profit charities. This year they supported CIF via Nach Night. Checkout the event flyer here.

Happy New Year!

New Year 2015
January 01, 2015

Sunnyvale Hindu Temple
450 Persian Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Happy New Year to all our donors and volunteers! May this new year bring you happiness, health and prosperity! Cancer Institute Foundation volunteers will be serving coffee at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple on January 1st. After a nice dharshan please stop by have some coffee and say hello to our volunteers.

Sunnyvale Hindu Temple is located at 450 Persian Drive, Sunnyvale CA 94089. Please visit the temple website for directions and pooja schedule for new year’s day.


Cancer Institute Foundation is IRS recognized charity under 501(c)3. Your donations are fully tax deductible. Tax ID: 20-1140049. CIF ensures that 100% of your donation goes to the cancer treatment of the underprivileged.

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