CONTACT: Ritesh Khanna
LOCATION: Kolkata, West Bengal 700006

In honor and celebration of Vani Khanna

The Indian Chapter of The Cure Starts Now was established in honour of Vani Khanna from Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Vani was born in 2009. She was a star of her family and an only child of her parents. She loved to dance, colour her drawing books and dress herself in new dresses  every day. She was also very famous in her school and a very active child in all fields. Being a child of only 5 years she was not able to talk about her pain due to this deadly disease. She smiled till her last breath in June 2014. She will always remain as an angel in the hearts of her family. 

The Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a “homerun” cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult.

The Cure Starts Now represents a revolutionary new strategy in cancer research; one that fights cancer not according to numbers but instead based on knowledge and research. And isn’t that the way we’ll ultimately win the battle?

The Cure Starts Now’s mission is one that knows no boundaries and stops at no borders. It is an international effort of families, friends, businesses and even strangers, united in the desire to cure cancer, one child at a time. And it all started with one child, but today the inspiration is carried with us all.

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Since 2007, The Cure Starts Now has been one of the leaders in non-government funding of pediatric brain cancer research and a pioneer to the efforts to find the homerun cure to all cancers, starting with DIPG. 

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