Innocent children bravely battling cancer motivated me to make a difference in these young warriors’ fight, says Javed Khan

This cause is deeply personal to me, as I lost my elder brother in India to stage four cancer at the age of 53.

Well known Indian restaurant in Sydney, Delhi’ O Delhi, is hosting a charity dinner for ‘The Kids Cancer Project’ on 15th June. Owner of the restaurant, Javed Khan, told The Australia today that this cause is deeply personal to him.

“I lost my elder brother in India to stage four cancer at the age of 53. He had only seven months to live since he was diagnosed. Witnessing the immense challenges at Tata memorial cancer centre, Mumbai faced by adults alone was a confronting experience, but seeing the innocent children bravely battling this dreadful disease was truly heart-wrenching. Motivated by this experience, on my return from India I, set out on a mission to make a difference and help these young warriors in their fight against cancer.”

“The journey began with a charity dinner at our restaurant Delhi ‘O’ Delhi, where our local community came together to show their support. It was a heart-warming event filled with compassion, generosity, and a shared determination to make a positive impact. Additionally, Delhi ‘O’ Delhi implemented an ongoing fundraising initiative in our community. For every sale of our delicious lamb Karma (Korma) dish on the menu, we are donating two dollars directly to The Kids Cancer Project.”

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Javed says that this endeavour has not only allowed them to contribute to the cause financially but has also helped raise awareness among their patrons, fostering a sense of unity and compassion within the community.

“Through the kindness and contributions of our attendees, we managed to raise over $10,000 for The Kids Cancer Project, an organization dedicated to combating childhood cancer, crucial research efforts and support affected families”, said Javed who is also the Co – Founder of another Sydney restaurant ‘Foreign Return’.

Javed added that he would like to express his heartfelt gratitude to every person who has supported this campaign thus far, whether through attending the charity dinner, purchasing the korma dish, or generously contributing in any other way.

Delhi ‘O’ Delhi (Image source: supplied)

“It is because of your unwavering support that we have been able to achieve this significant milestone and make a real difference in the lives of children battling cancer.”

Continuing its commitment, Delhi ‘O’ Delhi is hosting its second charity dinner with three course menu & matching wines sponsored by Joval wines on 15th June. Their head chef Kailash has carefully crafted the menu. There will also be raffle tickets with some amazing prizes to be won.

Javed told us that by sharing his story, he can inspire more people to get involved, raise awareness about childhood cancer, and encourage continued support for The Kids Cancer Project.

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“Let’s stand together against childhood cancer and make a difference in the lives of these brave young warriors. Together, we can bring hope, healing, and renewed strength to their fight.”