Aishwarya and Akshay stand-up for cancer patients

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 12:31 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: In an event organised by the Cancer Patients Aid Association, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar sang and danced with cancer patients. It was one evening that the cancer stricken patients would never forget for a long time.

Very few people know that Ash has been associated with the cause right from the time when she won the Miss World title. In this event, she not only adopted two cancer patients for their treatment but also urged people to come forth and help the cancer patients financially and personally.

Talking to a news daily, the actress said, “I think everybody should come forth, contribute in whichever way, in whatever manner you can, to help fund the treatment of people, be it children or whoever the people in need because cancer is a big fight and I think it is something that`s an ongoing fight with a large part of the human community. So, do whatever you can, financially, personally in spending time, in being there and lending support and strength.”

Ash was seen dancing with cancer patients to the tunes from her movies.

Akshay Kumar, whose father battled the dreaded disease, shared his memories with those present. The actor said that he had seen his father fighting cancer with a lot of courage, but the event was not all about emotional talk, but it also included many superb dance performances. Akki was surprised to see the children dancing and was even more amazed to see their stamina.

He said, “Today I felt very good after looking at them (children) dance and even looking at their stamina. I have a very old relation with cancer as my father had cancer, So, I can feel the pain.”