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The Torch Doha lights up in support of three noble causes

The Torch Doha lights up in support of three noble causes


Tribune News Network

The Torch Doha has joined forces with Qatar Cancer Society in raising awareness about breast cancer by switching its 3,780 LED exterior lights in 'pink' for the entire month of October. The iconic tower stands out, illuminated at night, by a kinetic display which creates an eye-catching effect for locals and visitors.
October is the official breast cancer awareness month and major cancer charities organise events to raise awareness about cancer prevention. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and in Qatar which has an almost complete survival rate when detected early. However, more than half of breast cancer cases are detected at a late stage in the Gulf area.
The focus of Qatar Cancer Society campaign 'Hand by hand' is to establish awareness through education lectures and events about cancer prevention through a healthy diet and exercise as well as through diagnosis, treatment and cure.
"We are honoured to support the cancer awareness campaign initiated by Qatar Cancer Society this month. We are always happy to contribute to events where community awareness about cancer serves dramatically the Qatar Vision 2030, aiming to produce educated and healthy generations working in an advanced society," said Torch Doha General Manager Sherif Sabry.
On October 7, The Torch Doha joined another international cause and lit up 'teal' for one day, in order to support the International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day for the fifth consecutive year.
Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), often described as one of the most painful conditions to live with, is caused primarily by the compression of the fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve). It results in exacerbation and remission of severe facial pain. The issues specific to trigeminal pain include the problematic impact on daily function. The geography of the pain (affecting the face, eyes, scalp, nose, mouth) interferes with just about every social function people usually take for granted.
The Torch joined the initiative together with other landmark buildings and monuments around the globe lighting up in 'teal': CN Tower Canada, Niagara Falls Canada, Trafalgar Square UK, Canton Tower New Guangzhou China, Miami Tower FL, Taipei 101 Tower Taipei Taiwan, The Helix Bridge Singapore, The O2 Arena Ireland, The Mansion House Ireland, The Bell Tower Perth Australia, The Radisson Hotel Covington KY USA, The Luminarie De Cagna Belgium, Mid Hudson Bridge USA, The Terminal Tower USA and many others.
On October 10, The Torch participated in the fifth annual awareness event 'Light Up Purple' for World Mental Health Day. This event was supported by the World Federation for Mental Health. This year's theme for World Mental Health Day, first celebrated in 1992, was 'Mental Health in the Workplace.'
The Torch Doha is actively supporting awareness initiatives internationally and locally throughout the year. As it has done numerous times in the past, the hotel uses its enormous virtual canvas and lights up its exterior of 3,780 LED lights that bring the building to life after sunset.