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Vodafone supports Qatar Cancer Society awareness campaign

Vodafone supports
Qatar Cancer Society
awareness campaign

Tribune News Network
Doha
Vodafone Qatar has partnered with Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) to support the charity’s efforts to treat cancer patient and to raise awareness of the disease.
In addition to helping QCS fund cancer treatment for patients who are otherwise unable to afford it, Vodafone will use its significant social media follow-up to increase awareness of the importance of early detection. Vodafone will also continue its annual cancer awareness session for its employees in partnership with QCS.
The announcement coincided with the World Cancer Day, which takes place every year 4 February, and is a global observation that helps to increase the recognition of cancer by individuals and how to prevent, detect and treat it. The aim of the day is to save millions of preventable deaths each year by educating people about the disease.
Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al Thani, CEO, Vodafone Qatar, said: “Vodafone Qatar’s support for the important work of the Qatar Cancer Society to support, empower and advocate for people living with cancer is part of our ongoing expansion of corporate social responsibility. It reaffirms our commitment to the citizens and residents of Qatar to help raise awareness of the disease and to give full attention to this crucial cause. The private sector has a huge responsibility to the community in which it operates, and we will continue to do everything in our power to give back.”
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of QCS, Sheikh Dr Khalid Bin Jabor Al-Thani, thanked Vodafone Qatar for the continued support of the Society. He said, “It is wonderful to see this great support from all the institutions operating in Qatar. It is extremely important to increase awareness and to introduce educational activities to highlight the disease. In addition, there is an urgent need for partnerships aimed at working regularly on cancer control, which is above all a charitable and humanitarian act, as well as a duty and commitment to the people of Qatar.”
In 2020, the Qatar Cancer Society helped treat 1,350 patients at a cost of QR19.5 million and is expected to increase to 1,500 patients in 2021 requiring QR22 million in funding. For more information on Qatar Cancer Society’s work and cancer support resources in Qatar, please visit www.qcs.qa or call 4484 7777.

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