Hope B’LIT founder Ruhi Hak who is achieving unprecedented landmark with her prolific work in Cancer care, says that NGO is for passion, do not make it your job.
CAN KIDS India collaborated with the Los Angeles Based NGO HOPE B’Lit Team to come together to support and spread joy in the life of those who have been affected by Cancer.
On 21st December 2019 at CanKids...KidsCan, New Delhi, survivors, and Cancer patients got together with supporters to felicitate and provide financial aid to Cancer Patients.
The Chief Guests at the event were Ruhi Hak (Founder- Hope B~LIT), Sonal Sharma (Co-founder, CanKids), Poonam Bagai (Founder, CanKids), Harsh Kumar (COO, CanKids) Model Ashley Obregon, and media partners Ezilon Media Pvt Ltd were at the event.
Talking about making headways with her NGO, Ruhi Hak said, “I am a networking engineer, that is my regular job, but Hope B’lit is my life’s purpose. It’s a passion for me, which my friends helped me realize and achieve. And I would like to give out this message only, NGO is not a regular job, if you don’t make it as a regular job, it would be beneficial for the NGO. Earn your bread from someplace else, because then you wouldn’t have to worry about your survival. Have a second source for living and whatever you make or earn in NGO, give it to your cause. The structure of NGO’s has gone for a toss because people end up making it their job, don’t do it. NGO is a passion and lets it be your passion”
CanKids...KidsCan is a National Society for Change for Childhood Cancer in India for holistic care for children with cancer and their families since 2004. It aims to improve survival of children with cancer, Quality of Life and the Rights of the Child with Cancer and the Family.
Talking about the negativity Ruhi faced and how she made it her stepping stone of success, she added, “In India it is different, but when I went to the USA, they asked me for my qualifications and I faced a lot of negativity, but as I said, it’s my passion, so I ended up making all negativity my tagline – I teach better because I am not a teacher, I do oral care better because I am not a dentist, and I make movies better because I don’t make movies to make a living.”
Ruhi Hak even made a short documentary ‘Got Cancer” which was nominated as the Best Human-Interest Film and aired on National television in Los Angeles.
Talking about her film and its unusual name, Ruhi said, “People asked me what kind of name is that, Got Cancer, and I said they got cancer, so let’s talk about Cancer. We like to keep things simple and we make simple things, as kids are simple. We made a film on a kid and we got so much love and appreciation, of course money as well.”
Further adding Ruhi said kids are stronger than adults and in order to survive cancer it’s important to have support and good mental health. She said, “Kids deal with cancer a lot better than adults. See kids are simple and they are not easily scared, so the fear factor is less as compared to adults. Mental health in case of Cancer is most important.
“Cancer is an illness, just like a fever. Please don’t abandon your child; there is a lot of support out there in cities and other places. That child will get the support. My only plea to parents is do not leave your child, support the kid”
Cankids has adopted a multi-pronged strategy that includes working in partnership with hospitals like AIIMS etc. to provide holistic support to children affected with cancer and their families across India CanKids works across 22 states in over 89 cancer centers in 42 cities and treats more than 12,000 new cases of childhood cancer each year.