Iksha foundation is a public charitable trust to focus on Retinoblastoma (eye Cancer) – to create awareness, to provide aid for its treatment and to support research to improve care of children with Retinoblastoma.
We at Iksha believe that no child should ever lose eyesight or face death to this type of childhood cancer that has one of the best cure rates. No family should have to go through the unspeakable pain of losing a child. We are currently supporting children who have been diagnosed with Retinoblastoma and are being treated at several hospitals in Bangalore.
Retinoblastoma is a life threatening eye Cancer that affects children. The Cancer grows from the retina, which is a sensory layer located inside the eye. As the Cancer progresses, it may be observed by the parents as a white mass from within the eye. Eventually, the eye becomes painful, red and swollen. Once the Cancer spreads outside the eye it becomes a threat to life, especially when it spreads to the brain and other parts of the body.
The first 50 donors to IKSHA with donations of Rs.4000 and above will receive this beautiful customized IKSHA Foundation Sipper!! shown below
About the Charity Rider
Vivek Radhakrishnan’s work in cycling is extensive. With many years of experience both on and off the saddle, he is arguably one of the most knowledgeable people in the country today, on the science and sport of cycling. From the time he learnt to ride a bike, Vivek hasn’t stopped. His riding has spanned many countries across the globe, with experiences in adventure touring, high speed bike messenger services, and ultimately competitive racing in multiple disciplines.
He has been instrumental in developing bicycle racing here in India, and set up what was one of the country’s most prolific and inspirational racing squads, the Specialized Kynkyny Cycling Team. He has worked with athletes from grass roots levels, taking them to National titles, winning medals both in India and abroad.
Today Vivek works at one of the world’s leading and most innovative cycling brands, Specialized Bicycles from California USA.
Vivek has worked in different divisions of the company, and is part of the team spearheading the brand in South East Asia. Having started in the technical and education branch, today he leads Field Marketing and Events across the region. Alongside his work at Specialized, Vivek continues to work with athletes in the sport, and is now concentrating on developing the sport with children. Every once in a while, you will also find him at the start line of races wherever he may be traveling.