Published on: September 22, 2017

“It was heaven to feel the waves on my feet. I shall never forget this,” said a person on a wheelchair, who, since her spinal cord injury, had never been able to see the sea again. We had made it happen on a World Palliative Care Day. (Image from 2015)

On October 14, 2017, World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, Pallium India is once again organizing a get-together of patients and families. The participants, estimated to be around 500, would include mostly wheelchair-bound patients, patients with life-limiting diseases and their family members. The program, titled “THALOLAM 2017” will be conducted at Govt. Youth Hostel, Veli, Trivandrum.

Can you help?

For each patient and family the expense estimated (for food and a gift) is ₹1500 (US $23).

Please donate whatever you can to make this event a happy one for our patients and their families.

For Bank transfer:
State Bank of India, Pattom Branch (IFSC code: SBIN0003355). Savings Account number: 30086491915.
Checques and Demand Drafts in the name of ‘Pallium India’.
To donate online please visit:

For queries, please contact us: 9746745502 (Babu Abraham). Email:


World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. World Hospice and Palliative Care Day takes place on the second Saturday of October every year. The theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2017 is: “Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care – Don’t leave those suffering behind!

The aims of World Palliative care day are:

  • To share our vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues
  • To raise awareness and understanding of the needs – medical, social, practical, spiritual – of people living with a life limiting illness and their families
  • To raise funds to support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.

Are you planning an event?

Please register your event at:

Resources available from the WHPCA website include:

The toolkit includes a handy social media guide, including World Hospice and Palliative Care Day draft tweets. For more information on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, please visit:


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