Relays are encouraged to lend their support by signing up on the event website to get involved and for anyone around the world who wants to support now or any other time of the year, they can also find a donations link on website. Each entry will directly contribute to changing the lives of cancer patients, survivors as well as caregivers, as all proceeds will be donated to them.
Aisha Al Mulla, Director of FOCP, said: “At FOCP, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and supporters, as well as advocating to raise awareness for this cause. and we think it will be our biggest Relay for Life yet. This is a chance for everyone in the UAE, as well as around the world, to join our community and get involved in supporting those battling cancer.
She added: “This fundraising event allows people to lend their support, whether they attend in person or engage remotely, which makes it accessible and our goals all the more achievable.”
The first Relay For Life was organized in the United States in 1985 by colorectal surgeon Dr. Gordy Klatt who raised $27,000 for his local cancer charity. Since then, the event has been adopted by the American Cancer Society.