New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils' Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday announced a tie-up with his IPL franchise to promote awareness about fighting Cancer and the May 1 match against Kings XI Punjab will be dedicated to those who are fighting the dreaded disease.
Yuvraj's cancer foundation 'YouWeCan' in alliance with Delhi Daredevils and Max Hospitals announced free cancer detection clinics on May 1.
Similarly the Delhi Daredevils players will be wearing lavender colour jerseys on that particular day. "When I came back after recovering from cancer, I struggled a bit with my lung capacity. When I successfully came back, I knew that battle to fight cancer comes from within.
"For me, more than responsibility, it is a duty. I have been fortunate to come out of it and it is my endeavour to inspire people to fight the battle," Yuvraj said at the launch of new-look lavender jersey.
Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua said that around 100 children, who are fighting cancer will be watching the IPL match live from the Feroze Shah Kotla stands.
"Yuvi's fight against cancer is an inspirational story and we thought why not use the platform to spread awareness. For that particular match, our jersey colour will change from blue to lavender," said Dua.
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