Valiant Clinic Host Breast Cancer Fundraiser Events at City Walk to benefit Al Jalila Foundation
Valiant Clinic hosts a series of family-friendly activities for breast cancer awareness month in partnership with philanthropic organization Al Jalila Foundation and Brest Friends
(Dr. Marc Ruemmler VP Meraas Healthcare, Dr. Amal Badi specialist obstetrician & gynecologist, Ms. Ayesha Shahdad manager treatment support Jalila foundation, Ms. Mariam Al Madani senior executive partnership Jalila foundation, Ms. Najwa Al Hosani Charitable Organizations Department of Islamic Affairs)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Valiant Clinic by Meraas, the premium multi-specialty clinic in the UAE and the region, partnered with Al Jalila Foundation, and Brest Friends, to host a series of family friendly activities in City Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness in October and November. The free to attend events are taking place every Thursday and Friday evenings from the 18th October to 9th November, at the Multaqa Al Adwa, City Walk. Families can participate in an array of free activities that raise awareness of breast cancer, activities that support breast cancer survivors, donate to charity and more.
The series of family-friendly activities include the Wall of Hope where people can leave written messages in support to people fighting breast cancer; a positivity boost to those currently suffering; and a Photo Booth giving families an opportunity to take fun costume photos as a memory of the day. There is also a booth for arts and crafts to keep the kids busy while parents can get information regarding breast cancer and answers to any questions they might have about detection and more. The events also provide people the opportunity to donate to breast cancer related research through participating in any of the activities.
“Breast cancer is the most treatable form of cancer amongst women if detected early. It is our pleasure partnering with Al Jalila Foundation and Brest Friends on this cause during October and November, and putting together a new and engaging way to raise awareness of the disease whilst engaging families and supporting breast cancer survivors. We would like to thank in advance all who will join us for the fundraiser and encourage women everywhere to be aware of the dangers of breast cancer and be actively involved in taking charge of their health.” Commented Dr. Marc Ruemmler, General Manager of Valiant Clinic.
Sulaiman Baharoun, Director of Partnerships and Sustainability at Al Jalila Foundation commented: “Every year thousands of people across the UAE come together during #PINKtober to lend their efforts, voices and hearts to a cause that continues to cut so many lives short. Al Jalila Foundation is delighted to once again be the charity partner of Valiant Clinic’s breast cancer awareness activation which continues to raise awareness and funds to support breast cancer patients through our Brest Friends partnership. We are delighted by the enthusiasm we receive from partners like Valiant Clinic to amplify our message and rally the community to join our mission to make a difference to the lives of people affected by breast cancer.”
About Valiant Clinic
Launched in 2016, Valiant Clinic is a premium, integrated, multi-specialty outpatient clinic that uses advanced, innovative technologies delivered by a western team of physicians. With a proactive and integrated approach to healthcare, Valiant Clinic aims to build and maintain a healthier population across the emirate and the region.
Located in City Walk, Dubai, Valiant Clinic marks Meraas’ entry into the healthcare field and stems from Meraas’ efforts to support the Dubai healthcare sector in fulfilling the UAE Vision 2021 and to provide unique experiences that enriches peoples’ lives.
Al Jalila Foundation
Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.
Al Jalila Foundation promotes medical education and research by investing in the UAE’s medical treatment capabilities; it provides scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals and supports ground-breaking research that addresses health challenges prevalent in the region. The Al Jalila Foundation Research Centre, set to open in 2018 in Dubai Healthcare City, will be a beacon for regionally-relevant medical innovation produced by home-grown biomedical researchers. The UAE’s first independent multi-disciplinary medical research centre will focus on five of the most pressing regional health challenges: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and mental health. Benefitting from the Foundation’s global outreach, the Al Jalila Foundation Research Centre will bring together international best practice and regional expertise in a cultivating environment with state-of-the-art facilities.
Al Jalila Foundation is named after Her Highness Sheikha Al Jalila Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority.
Al Jalila Foundation is fully funded by the generosity of donors. 100% of funds donated to Al Jalila Foundation are invested into medical research, education and treatment in the UAE.
Al Jalila Foundation is one of 33-member organisations under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives embodies the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve the Arab world through humanitarian, developmental and community work.
For more information please visit http://www.aljalilafoundation.ae.