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Breast cancer awareness event at JW Marriott Kuwait
November 4, 2017, 11:52 am

As part of its ongoing ‘Spirit to Serve our Community’ initiatives and in honor of breast cancer awareness month, the JW Marriott Kuwait, in collaboration with Fadia Survive & Thrive Association for Cancer Patients’ Support proudly hosted ‘Knowing is half the battle’ breast cancer awareness event on 28 October, 2017.

The event was held at the hotel’s prestigious Al Thuraya Ballroom and was attended by a huge number of cancer patients and their families, healthcare professionals, and prominent representatives from the society to support this cause besides representatives from the local newspapers and magazines.

The event kicked off by a short speech given by the President of Fadia Survive & Thrive Association, Dr. Rania Azmi, in which she thanked everyone for joining today and supporting the cancer awareness cause. She explained the importance of prevention and discussed the agenda for the awareness event, detailing that she will be sharing some best practices and small changes that participants can do daily to prevent cancer and live a happier and healthier life.

She then introduced with much gratitude the distinguished guest speaker Dr. Fahad Abdul Rahman Marafi, the President of Kuwait Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, for sharing his knowledge and time for this cause as he talked about the scientific part of prevention based on his extensive experience.

In addition, some cancer patients and their family members also opened up to share their stories and battles with cancer throughout the open discussion part which was moderated by Fadia Abdel Salam Ibrahim, the founding member of Fadia Survive & Thrive Association.

“The JW Marriott Kuwait is honored to join the fight against breast cancer by hosting this informative awareness session. And we would like to thank Dr. Rania Azmi for this opportunity,” said George Aoun, Cluster General Manager at Kuwait Marriott Hotels.

“The hotel has established a reputation for serving the society with active involvement in many local and international charities. We are extremely proud to be a part of this great event.” Aoun added.

“Fadia Survive & Thrive Association is proud on its turn of today’s participants from all members of the society and cancer stakeholders. What it takes to believe that we all can change the status quo of current cancer situation is basically to fight together with science and knowledge,” said Dr. Rania Azmi, President of Fadia Survive & Thrive Association.

Kuwait Marriott Hotels have also held another awareness session on 23 October, in cooperation with Dr. Rania Azmi for their female employees to educate them on the importance of eating healthy to prevent cancer, as well as the importance of a balanced quality of life and key indicators for them to look out for.


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