Chennai centre is our newest centre that has been operational since July 2019. It was formally inaugurated on November 26, 2019.
We were delighted to have Mr. Junsuke Koike (MUFG’s Regional Executive for India and Sri Lanka) as our Chief Guest for the event. He started the inauguration by cutting the ribbon.
This was followed by him lighting the lamp along with his team that comprised Mr. Tatsuo Matsushita (Managing Director – Chennai and Sri Lanka); Ms. Renu Vijayanand (Managing Director & Head of Human Resources) and Mr. S. Krishnan (Director – Chennai Branch). Representing St. Judes at the event was Gargi Mashruwala (Vice Chairperson and Head – Second Circle), along with our Team Members from Chennai.
The children performed a special dance for the guests. The day ended with the MUFG team distributing gifts to the families staying there.
The newly opened centre can accommodate 14 families at a time, and will offer a residential facility to children seeking cancer treatment at some of the most well-known cancer institutes in the city – The Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar; Apollo Cancer Centre in Teynampet; Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Porur; and Sankara Nethralaya, Nungambakkam.
With the inauguration of the new centre, St. Judes now has 37 Centres with 459 family units in Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Vellore, Guwahati, Chennai and Delhi.