2017

Kitchen Khiladi 2017

Kitchen Khiladi 2017
Preliminary Round
Sunday August 27, 2017
Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, Sunnyvale, CA

Final Round
Saturday September 9, 2017
iGrill, Santa Clara, CA
This year’s competition was conducted in partnership with Bharati Tamil Sangam. We want to thank our primary sponsor Shastha Foods and other sponsors Sangeetha restaurant, Embed UR, Madras Groceries and Tirupathi Bhimas.

35 teams competed in the preliminary round and presented different interesting recipes with Little Millet & Zucchini as the main ingredients.
Based on the judges score and the audience score top 8 teams were selected for the finals.

Finals round, live cookout competition, was held before live audience. Contestants used Brussel Sprout and Oranges as the main ingredient for the main entree and dessert.

The focus of the competition is to promote healthy diet and healthy living. This year’s competition was focused on promoting the benefits of millets. Here are the recipes from the final round. Feel free to try them and enjoy them at home!

Top 3 winning teams won gold coins! Here are the top 3 finishers of the competition.

Position Team Name Members
First Archana Archana, Hitesh
Second Medha-Vinit Medha Pimpley, Vinit Deshpande
Third Annapoorani Divya Rajalakshmi Natarajan

Here is the list of top 8 finalists from the preliminary round in no particular order. Top 7 teams were selected by the judges and the 8th team was selected by audience voting.

Team Name Members
Jayaseela Vivek Team Jayaseela Vivek
OPOS Healers Visalakshi Venkataraman, Ravi Surilikam
Annapoorani Divya Rajalakshmi Natarajan
The Pressure Cookers Radhika Venkataraman, Pattammal Ganesan, Kartik Venkataraman
Medha-Vinit Medha Pimpley, Vinit Deshpande
Spice Girls Vanee Ramesh, Geetha Mani, Deepa Karthi
Archana Archana, Hitesh
Sasireka’s Team Sasireka Satish
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Sevathon 2017

Sevathon 2017
Sunday July 9, 2017

Guadalupe River Trail
San Jose, CA 95110 [ Map ]
Cancer Institute Foundation participated in Sevathon this year also. Sevathon is walkathon that aims to set the standard as the largest social and service platform of its kind. The event brings walkers, runners, non-profits, sponsors, family & friends together. It is organized by India Community Center. CIF has been actively participating in Sevathon every year!

This year CIF raised funds for building Cancer Screening and Prevention Centers in 3 districts of Tamil Nadu. We want to thank all those who participated in Sevathon and raised funds for this great cause!

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“aasaiyE alai pOlE”

“aasaiyE alai pOlE”
Saturday March 25, 2017
2 P.M. & 6 P.M.

CET Auditorium
701 Vine Street
San Jose, CA 95110 [ Map ]
Cancer Institute Foundation staged a Tamil comedy play “aasaiyE alai pOlE” starring Stage, TV & movie fame Delhi Ganesh. This was the first time Delhi Ganesh performed on stage in the USA.

The play was written by T.T. Ravi and directed by Jayanthi Swaminathan. Local talented actors accompanied Delhi Ganesh and entertained the audience. Two shows were held – one at 2 PM and the second at 6 PM.

Here are the promotional materials and the link to photo album.

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Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year 2017!
January 1, 2017

Sunnyvale Hindu Temple
450 Persian Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089 [ Map ]
Happy New Year to all our donors and volunteers! May this new year bring you happiness, health and prosperity!

On January 1st Cancer Institute Foundation volunteers served free coffee throughout the day to the devotees of Sunnyvale Hindu Temple.

Please check out the photo album.

We look forward to your continued support in the new year also. With your support we are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of cancer patients by making quality cancer treatment available to them which otherwise they cannot afford. Thank you!

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