Posted on May 04, 2014

Jaidah Group has announced their support for Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) and the prevention and treatment of cancer as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

Mr. Mohamed Jaidah, Group Executive Director of Jaidah Group said: “Jaidah Group is pleased to cooperate with QCS and provide support for raising awareness about cancer in Qatar. We hope our partnership with QCS changes common misconceptions about cancer and encourages the prevention and early detection of the disease. As part of our CSR program in the ​​health sector, we are optimistic that this initiative contributes positively to QCS’ activities, increasing awareness and education about the disease,” he added.

The local health sector is key area within Jaidah Group’s CSR framework, and in support of QCS, the Group made a substantial donation including two Chevrolet Malibu cars to QCS, to help raise awareness on the dangers of cancer and the prevention of the disease throughout the country.

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H.E. Sheikh Dr Khalid Bin Jabor Al Thani, Chairman of the QCS Board of Directors said: “On behalf of the Qatar Cancer Society, I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to Jaidah Group for their support to help fight cancer at a national level. Statistics indicate there is an increase in the rate of patients diagnosed with cancer in Qatar and the Middle East, and this confirms the importance of the launch of a joint program and a wide range of awareness strategies. We hope to not only find a cure for cancer, but also raise awareness about the importance of prevention from risk factors. We welcome donations from companies that share our values and the desire to fight cancer."

QCS is increasing cancer awareness and prevention programs by providing lectures and educational workshops for all Qatari citizens and residents. QCS’ health education department gives educational lectures titled: ‘Healthy Food and Cancer Prevention’ for school and university students. In addition, a lecture titled: ‘Breast Self-Examination’ is held to educate young girls and women on how to detect breast cancer in its early stages.