Our Founder - Dr. Vijaya Bharathi Rangarajan
CAN-STOP (Cancer Support Therapy to Overcome Pain) was started by Dr. Vijaya Bharathi Rangarajan as a fitting tribute to her husband Dr. S. Rangarajan who established Sundaram Medical Foundation in 1994 and continued to plan its expansion till he succumbed with cancer in June 1998.
Dr. Vijaya Bharathi Rangarajan is the Trustee & Director - Community Services at Sundaram Medical Foundation (SMF), Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Anna Nagar is the Programme Head for STEP (Support Therapy to Educate People) and Community Outreach Programme. A Dentist by profession, Heads the Dental Department of SMF.
She has completed her B.Sc and MBA from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
She completed her BDS from Madras Dental College, and has a Fellowship in Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Vijaya Bharathi Rangarajan is the Executive Director and Programme Head of CAN-STOP (Cancer Support Therapy to Overcome Pain) and has been honoured with several awards for her service to the community. She just completed her tenure as the President of Cancer Care of India (CACI), an apex body for cancer support organizations in the country. She is also a Fellow of the American Cancer Society.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
“FELICITATION FOR EXCELLENT COMMUNITY SERVICE” Award was presented by SOKA IKEDA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, Chennai on August 6, 2013.
“THE K.VENKATANARAYANA TANKER FOUNDATION AWARENESS AWARD” by the TANKER FOUNDATION on January 25, 2013.
“OUTSTANDING DENTIST” award by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University during the Dentist Day celebration held at Raj Bhavan on March 6, 2012.
“FOR THE SAKE OF HONOUR AWARD” by the Rotary Club of Madras Coromandel on 22nd February 2003.
“LIONS FEST 2008 – 2009 – ACHIEVER AWARD ” in recognition of her meritorious Humanitarian Services rendered to the society by Lions Club International.
“EXAMPLE TO YOUTH AWARD” by The Rotaract council of Rotary International district 3230 in February 2001.
“MILLENIUM MEDAL OF ACHIEVER” by International Institute of Success Awareness, New Delhi in January 2000.