ehospice Opens with News of Rahul Dravid Batting for Palliative Care
The India edition of ehospice is edited by Ms Nisha Krishnadas, the national information officer of the Indian Association of Palliative Care. Nisha gives us exciting news about the Indian cricket icon Rahul Dravid‘s support to Palliative Care,
The gesture from Dravid is not a surprise. He has been a good ambassador for the country and the sport. Now, after retirement, he’s setting the bar even higher for everyone to follow.
Rahul Dravid, the international cricketer and former Indian captain has pledged his support to Bangalore Hospice Trust as a ‘Friend of Karunashraya Hospice’ to help suffering patients. The cricketing legend has presented a number of pieces of highly-prized personal memorabilia, including a signed bat and his India jersey to Karunashraya to help raise funds.
These valuables will be put up for auction on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, 13th October 2012. All funds collected from the auction will be directed towards the operational requirements and costs of Karunashraya, the “abode of compassion”, which provides hospice and palliative care for suffering patients since 1994.