Project “SAVE A LIFE” – We race to save lives!

Project “SAVE A LIFE” – We race to save lives!

“Save a Life” is an essential initiative organized by the National Center for Primary Care and Allergy Research, University of Sri Jayewardenapura to raise awareness among the public on ‘Anaphylaxis’. In support of this novel idea to generate the required funds for the project, Lions Clubs International – District 306 C-01, Lions Club of Colombo Centennial joined hands with us.

The motor race “Lions Top-Speed“ with the theme LIONS FOR LIFE, organized by the Lions Club of Colombo Centennial- District 306 C-01, by partnering with the University of Sri Jayewardenepura was held on the 23rd of September 2018 at the Katukurunda racing track.

The National Center for Primary Care and Allergy Research, University of Sri Jayewardenapura is the only specialized national institute for cutting edge allergy diagnosis and treatment in Sri Lanka. We are committed in providing an island-wide service with our expertise for the betterment of patients suffering from allergies. Hence the lead up to our “Save a Life Project”. This project was primarily focused on the patients who have suffered from a severe allergic condition which is serious and life- threatening, called “Anaphylaxis” and it mainly aimed at the distribution of free Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for the needy, an essential lifesaving medication which usually comes at a costly price.

NCPCAR, being the focal point of allergy care in Sri Lanka with the main obligation of providing better healthcare to the community started distributing them free of charge from year 2018 onwards. Our target is to achieve a goal of zero deaths due to anaphylaxis in Sri Lanka by 2025. Thus this project was organized with the intention of expanding the required funds for the free distribution of adrenalin auto injectors and it truly became a reality all thanks to the invaluable support of the kind contributors and volunteers who were willing to join forces with us.

We were able to initiate the timely concept of the “Allergy Cube” which was an eye catching, unusual opportunity indeed for the onlookers at the race, witnessing it for the first time ever in Sri Lanka. This concept mainly lets the public realize how they would feel if they are the ones to be trapped with allergies thus

The event was indeed an incredible success and it wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of countless people who provided their immense

contribution in making this event a memorable one to all of us. So we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for all those who joined with us in this worthy cause specially the Lions Club of Colombo Centennial- District 306 C-01 for their generous support in making the overall event a success.