'Drop-In Centre' in Dubai to Support Female Cancer Patients

  • Publish date: Thursday، 28 October 2021
'Drop-In Centre' in Dubai to Support Female Cancer Patients

Al Jalila Foundation, announced the launch of Majlis Al Amal (Hope Lounge), a unique ‘cancer drop-in centre’ dedicated to female cancer patients who cannot afford treatment expenses..

In the UAE, approximately 4,500 new cases of cancer are reported annually, making cancer the third leading cause of death affecting more women than men.

The announcement of the new centre marks the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Al Jalila Foundation’s month-long #PINKtober campaign in partnership with ‘Brest Friends’, the UAE’s first cancer support group, founded by Dr Houriya Kazim in 2005.

Located on the ground floor of Al Jalila Foundation, the cancer drop-in centre is a safe space for cancer patients and their family members to enhance their emotional health in a relaxed, supportive environment.

The centre is ready to receive patients who can drop-in at any time for information, a chat over tea or coffee, use the in-house library, take part in classes, or attend educational sessions presented by specialists volunteering their time to make a difference to the lives of women affected by cancer. All services are offered free of charge.

The Centre is run by volunteers and many opportunities are available for people in the community to donate their time and expertise to support cancer warriors.

Earlier this year, Al Jalila Foundation announced that it will open the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital in 2024 to provide life-saving treatment to cancer patients unable to afford quality care.

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