Triumph over breast cancer: Devika Bhojwani at TEDxPune

http://youtu.be/435hqpnZZPU After surviving a horrific bout with cancer, Ms. Bhojwani set up a foundation called the Women's Cancer Initiative in partnership with the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai ten years ago. The aim was to create awareness about the importance of getting regular checkups by women for breast and cervical cancer as these cases, if detected early, can be easily cured. The foundation also raises funds for treatment of women who can't afford it, but who have a good chance of recovery. Today, she has made breast cancer awareness her main purpose in life. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)