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Saaral 2016

Saaral 2016
December 17, 2016
Anthony Soto Theater
701 Vine Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Cancer Institute Foundation conducted its annual grand Tamil light music event Saaral. CIF is partnering with Bay Area Tamil Manram to stage this event. The show was presented by Bay Area’s popular music troupe VDAZE. Special guest for the show was Shri. Madurai G.S Mani. He worked closely with music director M.S. Viswanathan for 15 years. He is also a well respected musician in carnatic music circle.

CIF jointly with Bharathi Tamil Sangam hosted a breakfast with GS Mani on Sunday Dec 18, 2016.

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Kitchen Khiladi 2016

KK 2016
October 15, 2016
1336 South Mary Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Preliminary round of Kitchen Khiladi was held on October 1, 2016 at Sunnyvale Temple auditorium with a huge turnout. 35 teams competed in the audition round and presented different interesting recipes with tomato as the main ingredient. Based on the judges score and the audience score top 8 teams were selected for the finals. Congratulations to them!

Finals round was conducted as live cookout competition! Top 3 teams won Gold coins and the top team won the coveted title of Kitchen Khiladi 2016! Congratulations all the finalists!

Here are the top 3 teams!

Ranking Team Name Members
1st Team Geetha Geetha, Vani & Deepa
2nd Priya’s Team Padmavathy Panneerselvan & Panneerselvan
3rd Villadiste Sowmya, Shyamala & Savitha

Here are the top 3 winning recipes!

Here is the list of top 8 finalists in no particular order. Top 7 teams were selected by the judges and the 8th team was selected by audience voting.

Team Name Members
Priya’s Team Padmavathy Panneerselvan & Panneerselvan
DeeSum Deepa Panchal & Sumesh Jain
Kitchen Queens Shikha, Lalitha & Jyothi
Team Geetha Geetha, Vani & Deepa
Chaat Sisters Pooja Indi, Preethi Yellappa & Meera A Kumar
Flavor & Aroma Arushi & Divya Malviya
Villadiste Sowmya, Shyamala & Savitha
Saheliyan Niranjani, Anal & Rita
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Sevathon 2016

ICC Sevathon
June 26, 2016

Guadalupe Park
349 W. St. John Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Cancer Institute Foundation participated in the annual Sevathon organized by India Community Center as non-profit partner organization.

Sevathon which is a walkathon, is the largest social service platform of its kind. It supports the spirit of giving by uniting walkers, runners, sponsors, family members and friends.

Several CIF volunteers participated in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K races. Huge thanks to those who participated and raised funds for CIF.

CIF volunteers also managed the finish line water station and ensured nearly 3000 runners and walkers were well hyderated and had a pleasant experience participating in Sevathon.


June 11, 2016
Trottier Middle School Auditorium
49 Parkville Road
Southborough, MA 01772

Boston chapter of Cancer Institute Foundation staged a successful show Sangam, Indian classical music & dance program.

The event included veena recital by Smt. Durga Krishnan and her students from New England School of Music accompanied by Sri. Pravin Sitaram in Mridangam and Sri. Rajesh Pai in Tabla. The event also included classical vocal by Smt. Aparna Balaji and her students from Abhyaas accompanied by Sri. Pravin Sitaram in Mridangam and Smt. Smitha Krishnan in Violin. The event culminated with Bharatanatyam performance by Smt. Sapna Krishnan and her students from Lasya School of Dance.

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Sivakamiyin Sabatham

Sivakamiyin Sabatham
February 27, 2016

Cañada College Theater
4200 Farm Hill Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94061

CIF hosted a fundraising Tamil play of the epic novel Sivakamiyin Sabatham by Amarar Kalki.

The play was staged by Abirami Fine Arts. It was a huge production with 40+ actors, live music, dance & fight sequences, and colorful costumes & props. The grand production brought ancient Pallava-Chalukya period of Tamil Nadu to life on stage!

The event was a great success and was extremely well received. We have received many positive feedback about the program.

Please checkout the promotional materials, synopsis of Sivakamiyin Sabatham, and photos from the show.

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Happy New Year 2016!

New Year
January 01, 2016

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 served free coffee to more than 2,500 devotees at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple on January 1st.

We look forward for your continued support. With your support we are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of cancer patients and make quality cancer treatment available to them which otherwise they cannot afford.


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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