is a Seattle based non-profit music troupe founded in 2009
by a bunch of music lovers from Seattle, San Francisco,
Chicago and Vancouver. The troupe's
mission is to promote local talent as wells as utilizing
that talent for something greater good.
Most of the current musicians
are based in Seattle and perform in multiple bands such
as Allgorythms, Shruthi, Rhythms, and Jingles. Since 2009,
the troupe has performed six times for Care & Share and
helped to raise more than $78,000.
Saptaswara sings with a live orchestra in three Indian
languages – Malayalam, Tamil & Hindi. You may find more
information in the
Pain & Palliative Care
By supporting Ganolsavam’18, you are becoming part of a
great cause that’s still in its early stages in India –
Pain & Palliative Care. While almost 100% of patients have access
to such care in US, in India only 5% receives it. In
Kerala the numbers are considerably better at 65%*. Pain
& Palliative Care seeks to improve the quality of life
of people with advanced life threatening or debilitating
illness. If a cure is not possible, support is given by
treating symptoms like pain and attempting to minimize
suffering. It involves physical and psychosocial support
to the patient and the affected family to cope with the
illness and even bereavement.
Pain & Palliative Care also includes the rehabilitation
of those impoverished families whose loved ones lost
their battle with major diseases like cancer or kidney
disease or AIDS. As a result of these serious illnesses,
these families often have deep debts to high interest
local financers. In some cases, the deceased person was
the lone bread winner for the family. Rehabilitation
involves improving the living conditions of the patients
as well as their families. Rehab involves providing
physical aids such as wheel chair, vocational training
that will help the families to become
self-sustaining through petty shops or
tailoring shops, food kit program, and educational
support for their kids. This enables families to move on to their next
chapter in life.
All the funds raised through
Ganolsavam 2018 will go to rehabilitate such families.
We need your support!
* Data from Pallium India
How do we distribute the raised
Care & Share partners with
in Thiruvananthapuram and
in Thrissur to ensure that our funds reach the right
people. Pallium India is
headed by Padmashree Dr. Rajagopal, the father of Palliative Care
in India, and Solace by Vanitha Rathnam Ms.
Sheeba Ameer. Solace completely focuses on the total
care of kids below 18 years of age. Both of them have several teams visiting the patients at
their homes on a regular basis. This gives them first hand
information about the living conditions and critical
needs of patients and their families. Once the funds are
utilized they share the beneficiary details
with Care & Share. Every year at least two Care & Share
directors visit some
of these beneficiaries and also spends a day with home
care team! Let us know if you have any questions or
concerns about the cause or funds usage.
By attending Ganolsavam
you are helping a noble cause - we request your wholehearted support!
You may donate any tax-deductible amount towards
For more information and tickets,
Santhosh Nair - 425
- 425 772 1449
Shibu Baby - 425 939 7904
Ashley Elenjickal - 425 273 6021