Al Mazroui told reporters at a press conference in Sharjah that he would raise the UAE flag on the Elbrus peak along with the FOCP
flag that highlights the logo and a painting by "Abu Shehab", a child with leukemia.
I'll also be taking the drawings made by kids with cancer, as well as the UAE flag and the flag of the FoCP
. We are taking it to the summit to support the kids.
has already brought 215 new patients and their families within their support radius during the current year.
The event, the Access to Essential Medicines for Children with Cancer (Sharjah Portage), themed Challenges and Pursuit of Innovative Solutions, will take place on Jan.16-17 at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Cancer (JRCC) under the auspices of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of FoCP
, International Ambassador for the World Cancer Declaration of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC.
Pink Caravan director general of FoCP
and head of the medical and awareness committee Dr Sawsan Al Madhi said: "We are truly grateful to The Ajman Palace Hotel and Coral Beach Resort Sharjah for activating the month of breast cancer awareness and continuing their invaluable support towards Pink Caravan.
Ameera Binkaram, president of the Board of Trustees and a Founding Member of FOCP
, said: "The Oil Barons Charity Ball has become a prominent event on the region's charitable events calendar.
As part of this initiative, Be part of the hope, Sharjah Islamic Bank will donate a percentage of the amount spent by customers using MasterCard Debit and Prepaid cards to Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP
The Kanoo Group last year also signed a Diamond Sponsorship for the event which fund-raised over AED 1.1 million for FOCP
- with key objectives to provide moral, financial, emotional and medical support for cancer patients, while aiming to create a widespread awareness about cancer, early detection and prevention within UAE community.
Dr Sawsan Al Madhi, secretary general for FoCP
, said: "In all of the hospitals visited across the UAE, we conducted live one-on-one interviews with metastatic breast cancer patients.
This early detection campaign was launched in 2011 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah and under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Founder and Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients Charitable Organization (FoCP