DTT | Manamah
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The initiative pavilion “Smile” to spread awareness of childhood cancer has been successfully launched. More than 7,000 people visited the pavilion during the three-day event at The Avenues Mall.
Volunteers from the “Smile” project, including a number of students from the Royal College of Surgeons at Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain), oversaw the pavilion from 10am to 10pm.
They distributed information brochures about childhood cancer, its symptoms and how to prevent it, in addition to introducing the goals, programs and activities of the initiative and its efforts to raise awareness of childhood cancer, particularly in September, the International Month for Awareness of this Disease.
A large number of pavilions bought the gold ribbon, which symbolizes sympathy for children with cancer and support for their cause.
Proceeds from this year’s tape sales will be allocated to the Abdullah Kanoo unit at Salmaniya Hospital through the ‘Smile’ initiative. The organization of this pavilion is part of the activities of the “Our Children are Gold 8” campaign, launched at the beginning of September by the “Smile” initiative, raising awareness of the various segments of childhood cancer of society, including individuals, institutions and all parties.
The head of the Future Youth Association, to which the “Smile” initiative is affiliated, Sabah Abdul Rahman Al Zayani, expressed the pride of the initiative at the unparalleled public turnout, witness the pavilion in the Avenues, proving its success in reaching a large number of different segments of society, and increasing their awareness of childhood cancer.
Al Zayani expressed his gratitude to The Avenues Mall and the facilities it provided that contributed to the success of this platform. The organization of this pavilion in the Avenues came just a week after the “Smile” initiative held a similar pavilion in the City Center Mall. More than 5,000 people visited the pavilion.