Georgetown students raise funds for QSC
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Women's Society and Development Club at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) organised the annual student-run breast cancer awareness fair recently. The community-focused event aimed to share knowledge about the disease and its detection and raise funds for Qatar Cancer Society (QCS).
A number of local businesses contributed their time and sold their products and services—ranging from gourmet desserts to beauty treatments—with all proceeds going towards the cause.
This year, the club used the fair to highlight the importance of checking regularly for signs of the disease and how to identify common symptoms. There was also a mobile clinic supplied by the Qatar National Cancer Programme to encourage event attendees to screen for breast and bowel cancer.
'There's a very high chance of getting cured from breast cancer if you get early screening, so we wanted to spread awareness, explained Maha al-Abdulla, president, Women's Society and Development Club. 'So this year, we collaborated with the Primary Health Care Corporation to get the mobile screening truck.
A number of local businesses took part in the fair organised by Georgetown students.
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