, all converging to swing their clubs in support of a cause close to their hearts – organ donation.
For over three decades, the MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation has stood as a beacon of hope, a pioneering NGO committed to championing deceased organ donation in India.
It emerged at a time when the mere mention of organ donation was a hushed taboo, and the atmosphere was fraught with hostility. Established in 1997, MOHAN Foundation has since steadfastly pursued its mission: to grant every Indian grappling with end-stage organ failure the precious gift of renewed vitality through a life-saving organ transplant.
Now, with renewed vigor, MOHAN Foundation has harnessed the power of golf to amplify their message of hope and healing.
“Drive to Save Lives”: A Triumph in Golf and Organ Donation Advocacy
The tournament saw remarkable individuals, each bearing a profound connection to organ transplantation, step onto the green. Among them were Karun Nanda, the recipient of a life-altering heart transplant, Amit Prasada, whose life was rejuvenated with a liver transplant, and Anil Srivatsa, a living kidney donor who selflessly gave the gift of life. Also gracing the event were Jaya Jairam, a kidney recipient, and B Sudhakar, a dual lung transplant recipient, standing testament to the miracles that organ donation bestows.
In a thrilling display of skill and heart, the team of Karun Nanda and Amit Prasad navigated the challenging 18 holes, earning the coveted title of first runners-up. Their triumph was a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the boundless potential unlocked by organ donation.
The event was made possible through the generous support of NAC Jewellers, Gleneagles Global Health City, Kauvery Hospitals, Tanker Foundation, and other benevolent organizations. Their collective backing amplified the resonance of the “Drive to Save Lives,” ensuring its message echoed far and wide.
A Symphony of support: 72 Golfers Unite for a Life-Saving Cause
Seventy-two golfers took to the course, their swings resonating with purpose. Each stroke was a declaration of solidarity with MOHAN Foundation’s tireless efforts and a pledge to amplify the discourse surrounding organ donation. The green expanse transformed into a tapestry of hope, where each divot dug represented a step towards a brighter, healthier future for those in need.
Murali Vijay: A Cricketing Icon Turns Advocate for Organ Donation
Cricketer Murali Vijay, known for his prowess on the cricket field, stepped onto a different stage, one that held the promise of saving countless lives. Posed at the selfie booth, he stood as a living testament to the power of advocacy, lending his formidable voice to the cause of organ donation.
Karun Nanda: A Heartbeat of Gratitude and Advocacy
Karun Nanda, recipient of a heart transplant, stood tall, not only as a golfer but as a living testament to the transformative power of organ donation. His presence was a living testament to the boundless possibilities that unfold when one heart beats on with newfound vitality.
In the emerald embrace of the Madras Gymkhana Club’s Golf Annexe, the “Drive to Save Lives” emerged as a testament to the strength of community, the tenacity of the human spirit, and the boundless potential for good that lies within each of us. As the tournament drew to a close, the reverberations of this extraordinary event lingered, carrying with them a message of hope, resilience, and the enduring power of organ donation.
“Donating organs is like giving the gift of life. When we share, we create a bridge of hope for those in need.”
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