QCS hosts ‘Hope Iftar ‘ to celebrate people living with cancerQCS Team
QATAR Cancer Society (QCS) hosted (Hope Iftar) event as part of Psychosocial and social support program for people living with cancer .
More than 300 patients, survivors and their families, as well as Ambassadors of the Honorary Society and a number of public figures and media personalities. Attend the ceremony at InterContinental Doha .The City Hotel .
The ceremony includes many activities, the most important of which is a religious paragraph, as well as the definition of support programs for people living with the disease.
During the event, the survivors also shared with the audience the stories of their amazing battles with the disease.
‘Hope Iftar ‘ launched by QCS with support from Carrefour in collaboration with National Centre for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) and Sidra Medicine.
QCS Chairman Dr Khalid bin Jabor al Thani said that the annual event is happening in conjunction with QCS’s mission to prevent cancer and control its burden in Qatar by working with its partners to educate the community and to support, empower and advocate individuals living with cancer , Pointing out the charity’s keenness to provide all support for people living with the disease, whether financial or psychological , Noting that ‘Hope Iftar ‘comes in the context of the close relationship between the psychological state of the patient and respond to treatment.
Dana Mansour, Head of Individuals Living with Cancer Support Department at QCS presented an overview of the department ‘s programs saying “ is the department concerned of Planning, implementation, evaluation and development of programs to support the individuals living with cancer in term of financial and psychosocial aspects as well as advocacy” .
The department seeks to achieve a set of Objectives ( assess and recognize the unique needs , Helping the patients Being Healthy after Treatment , Provide accurate, up to date cancer information and connecting them with the available services and resources in the community and Help the patients to manage the physical side effects of cancer treatment ) .she added .
Adnan Ali, Carrefour representative, praised the efforts of the Qatar Cancer Society to raise awareness of the disease, represented by His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid Bin Jabor Al Thani.