Vodafone Qatar is joining hands with Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) to support the charity’s efforts to treat cancer patients and raise awareness about the disease.

In addition to helping QCS fund cancer treatment for patients who otherwise cannot afford it, Vodafone will use its significant following on social media to increase awareness on the importance of early detection. Vodafone will also continue to run its yearly cancer awareness session for employees in partnership with QCS.

The announcement coincided with World Cancer Day this 4 February, a global observance that helps raise cancer awareness, including prevention, detection and treatment. The day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by educating people about the disease.

According to Vodafone Qatar CEO, Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al Thani, they are supporting the vital work of Qatar Cancer Society to support, empower and advocate for people living with cancer, which he said forms part of their continuously expanding corporate social responsibility.

It reaffirms our commitment to the citizens and residents of Qatar to help raise awareness of the disease and put this crucial cause in full focus. The private sector shoulders a huge responsibility to the community it operates in and we will continue to do all that is in our means to give back.

QCS Chairman of the Board of Directors, HE Sheikh Dr Khalid Bin Jabor Al Thani, thanked Vodafone Qatar for its continuing support of the society.

It is wonderful to see this large support from all institutions operating in Qatar.

He said that increasing awareness and introducing educational activities that put the disease on the spotlight is essential to ‘control’ cancer.

In 2020, QCS helped treat 1,350 patients at a cost of QAR19.5 million. The number of cancer patients is expected to rise to 1,500 patients in 2021, requiring QAR22 million in funding.

For more information on Qatar Cancer Society, visit qcs.qa or call 4484 7777. 

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