“A rose is the symbol of love to tell people that we are here to give them hope, care, concern and support. It’s a flower which conveys so many things”, Vikram said on Wednesday.
He was speaking at a function organised by Apollo Speciality Hospital in Chennai to celebrate the World Rose Day. The actor visited the hospital and patiently inquired the health condition of the patients.
“Cancer patients are not alone in their fight against the disease. Every one of us should take a vow to help them combat cancer in all possible ways”, the Cheeyan told amid thunderous applause from patients and doctors.
Rose Day is a celebration of life for cancer patients, perpetrated in the name of Melinda Rose, a Canadian born 14-year-old, who, though herself afflicted with cancer, spent her time spreading cheer and happiness all around her. On the occasion, Vikram also inaugurated the new Apheresis Department at Apollo Speciality Hospitals. The department looks after the need for blood and its components required for transplant patients.