Manny Pacquiao, one of the world's greatest sporting superstars, will be at Yas Marina Circuit this Saturday to support Rahma, a new charitable cancer service in Abu Dhabi.
The Filipino boxer will be on hand to inspire those taking part in RahmaYAS, a charity walk & cycle around Yas Marina Circuit.
The event will raise awareness of Rahma, a charitable service launched by the Cancer Patient Care Society in Abu Dhabi to provide practical and psychological support for people diagnosed with cancer.
The 'Champion of the People', as he is commonly known, is closely connected to Rahma, acting its patron. He will be taking part on Saturday to inspire UAE residents to lead an active lifestyle and will support Rahma with a generous USD50,000.
Manny Pacquiao will be available for autograph signings from 5pm, and the public are welcome to join him on the Walk at 6pm.
Rahma, the Arabic word for mercy, is a charitable service launched last month by the Cancer Patient Care Society in Abu Dhabi to provide practical and psychological support for people diagnosed with cancer.
RahmaYAS, happening this Saturday, 7thNovemberfrom 4pm, will give thousands of participants a chance to walk or run 3km and cycle two laps of the iconic F1 circuit in a non-competitive environment.
The event aims to raise awareness of the new charity, to attract volunteers and to raise as much as AED200,000 through entrance fees and additional donations.
"Having Manny's support for Rahma is something we're very proud of," said Dr Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, chairman of the board of directors of Cancer Patient Care Society.
"If one man demonstrates the passion and determination to succeed, it is him. I know that his presence at Yas Marina Circuit this weekend will inspire the community, as well as raise awareness for our charity."
Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: "We're thrilled that Manny Pacquiao will be at Yas Marina Circuit to support RahmaYAS on Saturday.
"Participation will be high for this event as Manny joins everybody for the walk and cycle, and supports Rahma as they begin their crucial role in assisting people living with cancer."
Entrance to RahmaYAS costs Dh50 with all proceeds going directly to Rahma, which is a voluntary organisation. Entrants will be given a purple or white t-shirt to run and cycle in. They will also have access to an 'entertainment village' with live music and healthy food and beverage choices, making the event fun for all members of the family.
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