Rahma Cancer Patient Care Society

Rahma delegation to participate in International Zayed Charity Marathon during official visit to Cairo

ABU DHABI, 17th December, 2015 (WAM) -- An official delegation of the Cancer Patient Care Society, CPCS, known as Rahma, or Mercy, has embarked on a four-day visit to the Egyptian capital, Cairo, headed by Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Rahma.

The visit aims to open new horizons for cooperation between Rahma and Egyptian societies working in the same field. During the official visit, the Rahma delegation will also notably participate in the International Zayed Charity Marathon 2015, which is being held in the city.

The first official item on the agenda saw the Rahma delegation visit the Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357, CCHE, yesterday morning, where they met Professor Sherif Aboul Naga, CEO of CCHE, Dr. Hanaa Farid, General Manager of Strategic Marketing at CCHE, and a number of other senior CCHE officials. The parties discussed potential avenues of cooperation between Rahma and CCHE, as well as details of a proposed cooperation agreement with regard to exchanging experiences and establishing joint activities designed to offer additional support for cancer patients in both the UAE and Egypt.

Also on Wednesday, the delegation visited the UAE Embassy in Egypt, where they met Khalifa Tunaiji, Deputy UAE Ambassador to Egypt. Al Suwaidi provided the Deputy Ambassador with a brief overview of Rahma’s objectives, the support and assistance it provides to cancer patients, and discussed enhancing cooperation between the two sides.

Today, the Rahma delegation is visiting the National Cancer Institute in Cairo where they are meeting Professor Mohamed Mustafa Loutif, Dean of the National Cancer Institute, to discuss possible lines of cooperation. It is hoped that a cooperation agreement can be reached between both parties in view of sharing one another’s experiences, arranging joint events, and working on methods of supporting cancer patients in the UAE and Egypt.

On Friday, the delegation will take part in the International Zayed Charity Marathon due to be held at the Air Defence Stadium in Cairo. Proceeds from this year’s marathon will go to children with cancer and Hepatitis patients. Rahma’s participation in this internationally-acclaimed event is part of the society’s unrelenting efforts to realise its objectives, namely raising awareness of cancer among Arab societies, in addition to underlining the importance of regular exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle as a means of reducing the risk of contracting diseases such as cancer.

Rahma notably convened its own hugely successful charity marathon recently, entitled "Rahma Yas," which was held on November 7th at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The main objective of the charity event was to raise awareness about Rahma and its underlying humanitarian objectives, to recruit volunteers, and to encourage donations.

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