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Yuvraj Singh to hold charity auction for cancer in London

Updated: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 16:37 [IST]
 
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Yuvraj's charity auction for cancer

London, July 8: After smashing a century at the bicentenary match at Lord's, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh will hold a charity auction here July 14 to raise funds for YOUWECAN.

YOUWECAN is an initiative of Yuvraj Singh Foundation which was started to help in facilitating early cancer detection. The organisation aims at creating awareness on early detection and prevention as well as providing support to fight the disease.

The auction lot will include exclusive cricket memorabilia such as Sachin Tendulkar's T-shirt from his 200th Test match, the 2011 World cup-winning medal along with a chance to win a dinner date with Yuvraj and a special practice session with the cricketer himself.

The auction will also be attended by Yuvraj's contemporaries like Virat Kohli, Tendulkar, Kevin Pietersen, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly.

"I have always believed that no matter how hard a battle, if you have the will, you can win it. It was due to this will and the love and support of all my friends, family and fans that I survived cancer," Yuvraj said in a statement.

"With YOUWECAN, I want to reach out to all those who are suffering from cancer and often feel the lack of support in their fight. I am sure with the proceeds of this auction, we will be able to support our agenda of early detection, awareness and removing the stigma around cancer."

IANS

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Story first published:  Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 14:18 [IST]
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