Late Samita Mishra , whose death formed the backdrop for the genesis of this organization, passed away from end-stage oral cancer at the young age of 39, without having consumed tobacco products ever in her life.
Samita Mishra — a highly educated, successful professional, and devoted wife and mother of two,, was diagnosed with end-stage cancer at the young age of 39. Her family and friends were devastated by the news, but they were also galvanised to take action. They knew they had to do something to prevent others from suffering the same fate as Samita.
Samita's husband, Mr Prafulla Kumar, was particularly affected by her battle with cancer. He watched in anguish as Samita struggled with the trauma and pain of her disease ; a reversible fate if Samita and her doctors would have made a timely diagnosis of her condition. Prafulla, in the process realized lack of information amongst doctors and patients is a major cause of end-stage diagnosis and eventual death from the disease. Determined to honor Samita's memory, Prafulla Kumar founded Samita Mishra Memorial Foundation for Cancer Research in 2013 as a nonprofit organization , registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1882, dedicated to spreading awareness about cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.
With the support of their community, Prafulla and Samita's family and friends worked tirelessly to establish the foundation and make it a reality. Today, the foundation is a beacon of hope for those impacted by cancer, providing education, resources, and support to individuals and families in need, with a focus on underserved communities.
Join us in our fight against cancer and help us honor the memory of Samita Mishra, a remarkable woman who inspired us all with her passion for life, her dedication to her family, and her commitment to health and well-being. Together with Prafulla and our community partners, we can create a world where no one has to face cancer alone