Mohammad Alawadhi, managing partner of Emirates Draw, presents the check to Dr Cesar Bassim, CCCL chairman. Image credit: included
Dubai: Emirates Draw, a UAE socially responsible company, supports the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL).
A red carpet gala dinner held this week aims to raise money that will help CCCL achieve its mission of giving children free access to treatment and giving them hope of winning their battle against cancer. This year the event took place under the umbrella of the International Humanitarian City – Dubai.
Mohammad Alawadhi, managing partner of Emirates Draw, said: “Our mission is to deliver on a promise ‘For a Better Tomorrow’. We hope our modest contribution to CCCL will help transform children’s lives. Emirates Draw and CCCL’s shared value commitment to impacting lives and celebrating hope in the community and the region to give these little heroes a chance for a brighter future.”
dr. Cesar Bassim, CCCL President, said: “CCCL is grateful for Emirates Draw’s contribution and support in de-stigmatizing childhood cancer, relieving pain and facilitating the journey for patients and their families. The cancer journey comes with a financial burden for many patients and their families and, consequently, through substantial funding from charitable benefactors, CCCL will give hope to children and save their lives.”
To date, CCCL has treated more than 2,600 children with cancer and provided more than 6,000 outside medical consultations to patients from across Lebanon and the region. Their exceptional quality of care has resulted in an average cure rate of 80% for their young patients.
In September, Emirates Draw launched its live weekly draw that aims to change lives “for a better future” through local and regional initiatives such as the UAE’s Coral Reef Regeneration Programme.