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Fadia Survive and Thrive marks 2024 World Cancer Day

The association – dedicated to raising cancer awareness and promoting prevention, detection, and treatment – commemorated the “Close the Care Gap” campaign's inaugural year in 2022 with the launch of an initiative targeting elderly cancer patients.

World Cancer Day, spearheaded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) globally, endeavors to mobilize immediate action for enhancing cancer risk awareness, prevention, treatment, and care services for all individuals.

Fadia Survive and Thrive has been organizing World Cancer Day every year, with this year marking the final one in the UICC campaign Close the Care Gap, which started in 2022.

In 2022, Fadia Survive and Thrive initiated the Elderly Patients with Cancer initiative, with Dr Rania Azmi, the President of Fadia Association, presenting its pillars worldwide during a UICC livestream. This year, in 2024, the association organized World Cancer Day with a focus on the “Closing The Care Gap” campaign.

During the event held at Boulevard Park and Mall in Salmiya, the association’s presidents signed two calls to action—one in Kuwait and one in Egypt—while advocating for global participation in the UICC’s call to action. The international event featured various activities catering to different stakeholders.

Many cancer stakeholders, community partners, public figures, and VIP guests gathered at the Boulevard with Fadia Survive and Thrive to commemorate World Cancer Day 2024, continuing their efforts to raise awareness of cancer and promote its prevention, detection, and treatment.

The event drew participants and distinguished guests from over 15 countries, underscoring its global significance. DrAzmi, President of Fadia Survive and Thrive, seized the moment to extend a warm welcome to individuals representing diverse backgrounds.

World Cancer Day and any occasion dedicated to cancer prevention and awareness are pivotal in reshaping our approach to fighting cancer. I firmly believe that by uniting all stakeholders from patients, caregivers, and advocacy groups to healthcare professionals and government bodies worldwide we can create an unstoppable force for continuously improving the quality of life for every cancer patient, regardless of their circumstances,” Dr Azmi said.

The event recognized many speakers and presented volunteers with certificates of appreciation for completing volunteer training and for being great ambassadors for awareness throughout World Cancer Day. The event concluded by thanking everyone for joining and believing in the importance of prevention in closing the care gap, referring to all participants today as ‘ambassadors for prevention’ within their own communities of work or friends.

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