Think Pink: QA employees raise over QR145,000 for Qatar Cancer Society Dec 09, 2020 0 1809 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaQatar Airways staff have raised over QR145,000 to support the efforts of Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) to raise awareness of breast cancer as well as to provide care to people affected by the disease. The amount was collected through a number of ‘Think Pink’ fund-raising initiatives that took place during the airline’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign in October.The donation cheque was handed over at a ceremony held on December 6 at Qatar Airways’ headquarters. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker and QCS Chairman Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabr Al Thani attended the ceremony.Earlier in October, Qatar Airways in partnership with QCS, joined forces with Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) to host a month-long breast cancer awareness programme for thousands of its employees worldwide. The activities included webinars, free mammogram screenings and fundraising events.“We are very proud to see our employees embrace such an initiative to offer their support to QCS. It is a great honour to hand over this cheque on behalf of our staff. Qatar Airways is a dedicated supporter of QCS, and committed to continue raising awareness of breast cancer worldwide,” Al Baker said.The QCS chairman said, “We are extremely grateful to Qatar Airways and its employees for their support. They have demonstrated the importance of community engagement, and their efforts will not go unseen. Every initiative goes a long way to combatting breast cancer. This year, as in previous years, Qatar Airways supported QCS to highlight the importance of cancer prevention, early detection and patients’ psychological and financial support. This praise-worthy initiative aligns with QCS’ objectives to reduce the burden of cancer and ensure that cancer control remains a priority within our communities. We are grateful to Qatar Airways for leading this influential effort.’’During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Qatar Airways also engaged its passengers and the wider community in ‘Think Pink’ activities. Passengers were offered custom-designed, limited edition amenity kits and pink-themed special menus were served onboard selected flights as well at Qatar Airways’ Al Mourjan Business Lounge.Additionally, flight QR9901 took a special flight path ‘drawing’ a ribbon – the symbol of breast cancer awareness – in the skies above Doha. The airline recently won two BOC Brilliance Awards for ‘Best Social Media Campaign’ and ‘Brilliance in Employee Engagement in HR’ for its 2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, which shows Qatar Airways’ commitment to promoting breast cancer awareness across a broad and diverse base including its employees, passengers as well the wider community.Qatar Airways is also a patron partner of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a non-governmental organisation focused on leading initiatives that unite and support the cancer community to ensure cancer control continues to be a priority in global health. RELATED ARTICLES Qatar to reopen visa centres in three countries this month: MoI Dec 09, 2020 0 1333 Amir condoles with Amir of Kuwait Dec 09, 2020 0 869 Qatar Airways to launch flights to Seattle from March 15 Dec 09, 2020 0 969 Grandmother, 90, becomes first person to get COVID-19 vaccine Nurses cheered on Tuesday as a 90-year-old grandmother in Britain became the first person in the Western world to receive an approved vaccine against COVID-19. Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, called the jab she .. Qatar to join European qualifying for 2022 FIFA World Cup The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has invited Qatar’s National Team to participate in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying campaign. The Asian champions will join Group A, alongside UEFA Euro 2016 .. Amir, Indian PM discuss ways to promote ties QNA Doha His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Tuesday held a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on bilateral relations and the means to enhance them in all .. COVID-19 recoveries reach 137,708 Qatar on Tuesday reported 117 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases — 106 from community and 11 from travellers returning from abroad, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said in its daily report. Also, 214 people recovered .. Action against 83 for not wearing masks The designated authorities on Tuesday referred 83 people to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks in places where they are mandatory. They also referred 35 others to the Public Prosecution for violating the rule ..