Students of Deakin University’s Sri Lankan Indian Club celebrated dance and cultural diversity whilst supporting cancer research in their recent fundraising night, DISHA 2010 -Dance For A Cure.
Club President, Jazeer Nijamudeen, made the decision to support cancer research as his best friend and fellow host of the previous DISHA events, Rohan Kulkarni, had been diagnosed with bone cancer. “We decided to put all our spare time and effort into DISHA to motivate him and help him recover and thank him for his service to our organisation in 2009”. Rohan is currently receiving treatment at Peter Maccallum cancer institute. An interview with Rohan and another Deakin University student was shown on the night to remind attendees why they were there.
The event was attended by over 350 students from Deakin Univeristy and included a diverse number of dance and music performances, both cultural and contemporary. Other highlights of the night were the successful raffle and the henna tattoo artist to entertain patrons during the intermission.
Thanks to the whole Deakin Sri Lankan Indian Club for their fantastic efforts in putting this night together and raising ** for cancer research. The Foundation and the club would like to thank all the members, staff, performers, and local businesses who offered their support to make this night happen.
To see some highlights from the night, check out the trailer video, comedy video & interview with cancer patients.