Yuvraj Singh interacts with children suffering from cancer

Yuvraj Singh, the Indian batsman, interacted with children suffering from cancer at St. Jude India Child Care Centre in Mumbai and distributed gifts from his fashion label, YWC.

Yuvraj Singh with children at St. Jude India Child Care Centre in Mumbai.   -  Special Arrangement

Yuvraj Singh, the Indian batsman, spent time with children affected with cancer at the St. Jude India Child Care centre in Parel on Friday and distributed gifts from his fashion label YWC, according to a media release. His visit was to spread joy and cheer ahead of Christmas.

Yuvraj himself was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, which kept him out of cricket for more than a year.

“While we all rejoice this festive season, let us remember to also give back in our own little way. My biggest aim in life is to support cancer patients and these little children at St. Jude ChildCare have really stolen my heart today,” said Yuvraj who himself has fought a battle successfully with the dreaded disease five years ago.

“Their resilience and positivity sets an example for all of us to never give up and to keep spreading love and smiles along the way. I am thankful for the time I could spend with them and pray for their speedy recovery,” he added.

Yuvraj had undergone lengthy treatment in the United States after which he slowly made his way back to international cricket.

After his experience, his main goal was to use his stardom and celebrity status to give back and support cancer patients as well as spread awareness about the disease via his foundation - YouWeCan.