Wednesday, 21 November 2012

QR41,000 raised to support cancer patients


DOHA WOMEN’S Society and Development Club (WSDC) raised QR41,000 during the second Breast Cancer Fundraiser hosted by Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) recently.

The Breast Cancer Fundraiser was aimed at supporting cancer patients, raising awareness and engaging the community in the noble cause.

Founder of WSDC Ghada al Subaey said, “We need more events like this to raise awareness about breast cancer in Qatar and we hope this occasion will inspire others to take action as well as encourage women in Qatar to take preventative measures against breast cancer.” Khawla al Derbasti, a member of WSDC, said: “Too often we speak of our support for a great cause but fail to act on it. My membership of WSDC has allowed me to directly contribute to a great cause.” SFS-Q students and members of the WSDC, Ghada al Subaey, Zarqa Parvez, Khawla al Derbasti, al Maha al Hammad and Mashael al Malki organised the event and reached out to different boutiques and vendors in Doha. The participants made generous donations.

“We hope that WSDC in Georgetown will continue to champion to this cause and become more effective each year.

WSDC is planning more events and projects dedicated to youth and women’s development. We hope that people keep coming to our events and help us in achievement of our goal to ‘Inspire, Dream and Achieve’,” Zarqa said.

This year’s participants included Vera Wang, The Closet, The Vanity Room, Zabaara Abayas, Fanilla Couture, WAAD Designs, Impression boutique, Creation_nkf and Texture boutique.

Homemade cupcakes baked by students, including al Jawhra al Thani, received great responses and praise from visitors.

The event spread hope for cancer patients as students, friends, families and faculty took part and made donations.

An Arab media figure Muna Abu Sulyman also attended the event and praised the organisers.

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