The Mahesh Memorial Trust is an NGO based in Chennai, India, working towards creating public awareness about cancer, providing financial aid to economically challenged patients, organizing counselling and support for cancer patients and their families, and supporting any other form of activity associated with the fight against cancer. The Trust was established in the memory of Mahesh Mahadevan, respected composer and music director, who passed away in October 2002 after battling cancer for 13 years. He believed that there is life beyond cancer and that is the motto that the Trust works on.
In recent times, the efforts of the Trust have been geared towards the building of the Mahesh Memorial Paediatric Oncology Centre at the Adyar Cancer Institute. The paediatric ward is a modern facility housed in a 22,000 sq. ft. building comprising a play area, dining room, general wards, and ICU, among others. It was inaugurated in April 2009. The art, colours and interiors of the building have been incorporated with the children in mind, providing the tiny tots here a cheerful ambience for their treatment and recovery.
We celebrated 10 years of working towards helping children live beyond cancer! A lot has been achieved and a lot more to be done…