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Shah Rukh meets survivors of childhood cancer at his home

01 Aug 2018 | By Anjana Raghav
Shah Rukh Khan meets survivors of childhood cancer

Shah Rukh Khan today met survivors of childhood cancer at his residence before they left for World Children's Winners Games 2018 in Moscow to represent India.

The 52-year-old star wished them for the upcoming championship.

Khan's IPL team KKR and Meer Foundation (set up in his father's memory who was a cancer patient) are providing jerseys and kits to these children for the tournament.

In context: Shah Rukh Khan meets survivors of childhood cancer

01 Aug 2018Shah Rukh meets survivors of childhood cancer at his home

InspirationThese children are source of inspiration, says Shah Rukh Khan

"Each kid that I met today has been a winner in his/her own life. It was great spending time with these rays of sunshine and I wish them all the luck not just for the games in Russia, but also for everything else in their life," Khan said.

"They are a source of inspiration and represent the true spirit of sportsmanship," the actor said.

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CompetitionAround 10 children are sent to competition every year

ImPaCCT Foundation at Tata Memorial Hospital is also a part of the initiative to support these kids, who will participate in competitive events like track, chess, football, table tennis, swimming, and shooting.

Nearly 9-10 kids, along with one parent per child, accompanied by doctors and social workers are sent every year to the competition.

The five-day event begins tomorrow.