Georgetown students host cancer awareness event Dec 07, 2017 0 345 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaTHE Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) campus was transformed with colourful art, food stalls, and pink ribbons aplenty as part of the annual student-run breast cancer awareness fair.Organised by the Women's Society and Development Club, the community-focused event aimed to share knowledge about the disease and its detection and raise funds for Qatar Cancer Society.A number of local businesses contributed their time and sold their products and services ” ranging from gourmet desserts to beauty treatments ” with all proceeds going towards the cause. This year, the club used the fair to highlight the importance of checking regularly for signs of the disease and how to identify common symptoms. There was also a mobile clinic supplied by the Qatar National Cancer Program, to encourage event attendees to screen for breast as well as bowel cancer."There's a very high chance of getting cured from breast cancer if you get early screening, so we wanted to spread awareness," explained Maha al Abdulla (SFS '19), president of the Women's Society and Development Club."So this year, we collaborated with the primary healthcare center to get the mobile screening truck."This is the seventh year that the Women's Society has hosted the fair. The club, which was established in 2010, seeks to explore and enhance understanding of gender-related issues through dialogue, education and awareness. The funds gathered at the event will be used to raise awareness among the public in Qatar about how to screen for the disease, as well as pay for treatment for those who cannot afford it. Pages 123456 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES QCDC launches revamped Career Ambassadors Program Dec 07, 2017 0 203 Bronze feat for CMU-Q team at MIT competition Dec 07, 2017 0 43 UCL Qatar, Qatar Museums host 'Origins of Doha' public lecture Dec 07, 2017 0 42 Local culture at QNL in December Tribune News Network Doha A FULL slate of activities taking place at Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), this month will highlight Qatar's heritage and culture, as the country and QNL .. Al Nokhba members can redeem points at multiple Salam stores Tribune News Network Doha OOREDOO has announced on Wednesday that its Al Nokhba members can now redeem Nojoom points at two more Salam store branches in the Mall and the Mall of Qatar. On top of the new store branch options, .. MEC recalls Mercedes Benz S-Class '15 model Tribune News Network Doha THE Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, dealer of Mercedes Benz vehicles in Qatar, has announced the recall of Mercedes Benz S-Class ..