Posted on June 07, 2011

Qatargas has extended its support to the US-based Children’s Brain Tumour Foundation (CBTF) and participated in its annual benefit dinner organised by the charity recently in New York City.

The CBTF is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1988 to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors and it will support Qatar National Cancer Society (QNCS) in the area of stem cell and brain tumors research.

Jabor Khalifa Al Mesallam, Qatargas’ Global Receiving Terminals Division Manager, represented Qatargas at the benefit which was chaired by Sheik Dr. Khalid bin Jabor Al-Thani, Founder, Chairman and President of QNCS, and attended by Her Excellency Sheika Alya Al-Thani, Deputy Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, and Yousef Ali Al-Khater, Consul General of the State of Qatar to Houston. Representatives of a number of Qatargas shareholders, the Golden Pass Terminal and different stakeholders joined the Qatargas-sponosred table in the charity event.

Commenting on Qatargas support to CBTF, Mr. Ghanim Al-Kuwari, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Administration, said:

“Qatargas is pleased to offer its support to the Children’s Brain Tumour Foundation as part of our corporate citizenship philosophy. Cancer-related research is very crucial in saving lives and we are happy to be associated with CBTF and the Qatar National Cancer Society thereby contributing to the welfare and well-being of the community we operate in.”

The Children’s Brain Tumour Foundation will offer various kinds of support to Qatar National Cancer Society including educational support to families. The QNCS will also benefit from the ‘Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium’ which is a new multi-institutional research project, initiated by CBTF.

The QNCS intends to translate this information into Arabic for families and the medical community in Qatar and other countries in the Middle East.

CBTF will also share with QNCS the Foundation's model about connecting families with one another through their family-to-family network.  This program connects experienced parents and brain tumor survivors who can provide support and share knowledge and understanding with parents of newly diagnosed children, bereaved parents and survivors.

All these initiatives will help children and families all over the world.