Mil­len­nium Ho­tel hosts event to sup­port cancer aware­ness

‘To­gether We Are Stronger than Cancer’

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Mil­len­nium Ho­tel and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre Kuwait and “Fa­dia Sur­vive and Thrive As­so­ci­a­tion” for cancer pa­tients’ sup­port com­mem­o­rated the Breast Cancer Aware­ness month at the Konoz Ball­room on 30th Oc­to­ber. The aware­ness event had a great au­di­ence from cancer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies to health­care pro­fes­sion­als, be­sides rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the so­ci­ety to sup­port this cause.

Dani Saleh, Area Gen­eral Man­ager of Mil­len­nium and Copthorne Ho­tels Kuwait, and Dr Ra­nia Azmi, Pres­i­dent of “Fa­dia Sur­vive and Thrive” As­so­ci­a­tion for Cancer Pa­tients’ sup­port, gave a warm wel­come to the au­di­ence, em­pha­siz­ing the im­por­tance of this gath­er­ing to raise the aware­ness about cancer and equally to high­light as­pects of peo­ple’s qual­ity of life that could help in pre­ven­tion. Saleh and Dr Azmi fur­ther ex­pressed their grat­i­tude to the dis­tin­guished guest speak­ers who de­voted their time to trans­fer their ex­per­tise to the pub­lic, es­pe­cially Dr Fa­had Ab­dul Rah­man Marafi and Fa­dia Ab­del Salam Ibrahim.

“The ‘To­gether We Are Stronger than Cancer’ aware­ness slo­gan has been an in­te­gral part of our com­mit­ment to the so­ci­ety we live in”, Dani re­it­er­ated, “an in­evitable part of our cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity and we’ll con­tinue this mis­sion as long as we are here.”

The aware­ness event started with Fa­dia Ab­del Salam Ibrahim, a re­tired depart­ment chair­woman in the Ed­u­ca­tion field, and an in­flu­en­tial ed­u­ca­tional fig­ure with decades of ex­pe­ri­ence, where she pre­sented a lec­ture about cancer jour­ney. This was fol­lowed by an ap­peal­ing lec­ture by Dr Fa­had Ab­dul Rah­man Marafi, Pres­i­dent of Kuwait So­ci­ety of Nu­clear Medicine and Molec­u­lar Imag­ing and a clin­i­cal ex­pert and lec­turer for the In­ter­na­tional Atomic En­ergy Agency, who em­pha­sized the Cancer de­tec­tion is­sue from a sci­en­tific per­spec­tive. The aware­ness event was con­cluded by a pre­sen­ta­tion about cancer stake­hold­ers’ ef­forts and mech­a­nisms for ac­ti­vat­ing qual­ity of life from a pa­tients’ ad­vo­cate per­spec­tive, given by Dr Ra­nia Azmi in her ca­pac­ity as a lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional cancer pa­tients’ ad­vo­cate.

The Konoz Ball­room, at Mil­len­nium Ho­tel Kuwait was the venue where the func­tion went on. After the aware­ness lec­tures there was a raf­fle draw, fol­lowed by light din­ner. Sev­eral ‘Gift’ Vouch­ers, spon­sored by Mil­len­nium Ho­tel and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Al-Jahra Copthorne Ho­tel and Re­sortKuwait and La Plus Belle Sa­lon and In­sti­tute were given away to the guests. It is worth men­tion­ing that the ex­te­rior light­ing of the ho­tel’s build­ing was spon­sored by Victoria Wed­ding and Event Man­age­ment Com­pany, in sol­i­dar­ity with the ac­tiv­i­ties of Breast Cancer Aware­ness Month.

(From left) Fa­dia Ibrahim, Dr Ra­nia Azmi and Dr Fa­had Marafie.

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