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CanSupport, a pioneer in providing palliative care to cancer patients in their homes, is celebrating World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on 8th of October in New Delhi by organising a concert as part of the global Voices for Hospices concert. Sushmit Sen, lead guitarist of the famous band Indian Ocean and Azaan Ali Khan, grandson of the legendary sitar maestro Vilayat Ali Khan, will perform.
This year, World Hospice & Palliative Care Day is being coupled with a concert called Voices for Hospices. Events will be held in 75 countries around the globe at 7.30 pm local time. The purpose is to use music, dance and song to galvanize public support for the right to live life with dignity, free of pain and suffering. The theme chosen for this year’s World Hospice Day, many diseases, many lives, many voices – palliative care for non-communicable condition, reflects the fact that cancer and other non-communicable diseases are on the rise. In 2007, cancer killed almost 8 million people, i.e., 1 in 8 deaths was caused by cancer, it is estimated that by 2030 the number of cancer deaths will soar to 12 million with the majority of deaths occuring in developing countries.