13th June 2017, UK
Ace Cricketer Yuvraj Singh attended a charity event hosted by Mackenzie Homes to support his NGO – The YouWeCan Foundation. The event was hosted at the Centenary Hall, Caldicott Preparatory School in Berkshire, UK. Famed BBC broadcaster, comedian and Masterchef finalist Mr. Hardeep Singh Kohli hosted the evening. The conversation was centered around his incredible comeback in cricket post illness, his work with YouWeCan foundation and YWC fashion.
Yuvraj spoke about his personal journey of dealing with cancer with a never say die spirit and the thought behind establishing the YouWeCan Foundation and making it sustainable with the recent launch of his fashion label brand YWC fashion.
While talking of his recovery phase from cancer Yuvi was seen to be quite emotional as he shared his journey to gain the inner strength to never give up.
Speaking on the occasion Yuvraj said “It is an honor to be here and also a privilege to open my heart out and share my personal journey from a cancer fighter to a survivor with everyone present here today. I will feel fortunate even if I can motivate people to never give up and to continue to chase their dreams no matter how big is the obstacle. I live by two strong beliefs – to never give up and if one falls, one should get up and do it again.”
Yuvraj Singh who played exceedingly well in the recent matches between India and Pakistan as well as with South Africa was seen mingling with the guests and sharing interesting stories and personal insights he has gained along the way. He also shared some anecdotes from the memorable 2011 World Cup.”
Proceeds from the charity dinner went in aid to the YouWeCan foundation which brings Yuvraj Singhs vision to life for the empowerment of cancer survivors.
About YouWeCan Foundation:
YouWeCan Foundation, is a non-profit charitable organization, an NGO started by Cricketer Yuvraj Singh in 2012 under the Bombay Trust Act 1950. After he was diagnosed with cancer and survived, Yuvraj Singh drew inspiration from the Livestrong Foundation in the USA and has emerged as a crusader in the fight against cancer. Back home he took active steps towards creating a consciousness on cancer prevention, early detection and fighting against stigma.
YouWeCan Foundation endeavors to help cancer patients and survivors to get access to the right treatment including raising funds for underprivileged patients. The foundation also supports survivors through the rehabilitation process and creating a better life for themselves without having to live in the shadow of the disease. The focus is to educate the masses so that nobody fights cancer alone, and towards creating awareness and eradicating socio-psychological stigma attached with cancer.
About YWC Fashion:
A home-grown lifestyle fashion brand, YWC is not just fashion; it is fashion with a conscience. YWC’s diverse collection features clothing for Men, Women and Kids of all age groups. The label features two very distinct categories: (i) The Gold Line, and (ii) The Core Line. The Gold line is in collaboration with celebrated designers, Shantanu & Nikhil. The Core collection is all about everyday trends and reinventing activewear. YWC intends to set new standards of fashion with its core DNA being in the larger social cause to nurture YouWeCan’s philanthropic endeavors. YWC recently launched its new Sprin-Summer collection which is now available on Jabong http://www.jabong.com/men/clothing/ywc/ , Myntra and YWC Fashion Website https://www.ywcfashion.com.