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Under The Patronage of
H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qassimi

Friends of Cancer Patients will play the host for the 5th Gulf
Federation for Cancer Control Conference in Sharjah, 5th to 7th
May 2011, with the main theme being "Colorectal Cancer -
Diagnostics, Treatment and Control."

Friends of Cancer Patients - FOCP


The Friends Of Cancer Patients Society is a charitable and volunteer foundation that functions under the umbrella of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah providing its services across UAE.

FOCP was established in late 1999 in accordance with the directives, and under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed AI Qasimi, President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, and wife of the Ruler of Sharjah & Federal Supreme Council Member His Royal Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi.

The Society’s objectives are to provide moral, financial and practical support for those afflicted with cancer. The Society is managed under the supervision of a Board of Trustees and has a number of dedicated volunteers from different walks of life including students, employed people and professionals. This year (2010) FOCP completes 10 Years of commendable service to the society.

The Society’s aims are to provide moral, financial and practical support for those who are afflicted with cancer and their families including:

1. Medical, psychological and financial aids.
2. Food aids to needy families.
3. Sending patients aboard for treatment when their treatment is no longer available at U.A.E.
4. Organizing trips and fun activities for cancer patients and their families.
5. Providing some patients with prosthetic limbs and needed medical equipments.
6. Sponsoring patients for Hajj and Omrah trips to the Holy Grounds.


1. FOCP also aims to create widespread awareness about this unfortunate disease, including the identification of various
.... methods of prevention and early detection within our community through multiple awareness campaigns that targets
....different social classes all over UAE for example:

- Yearly awareness campaigns with schools and universities (e.g. AUS, Sharjah University, Technical collages for women in
...Dubai and high schools).

- Collaboration with all medical sectors and authorities both governmental and private in UAE, (e.g. Ministry of Health, Tawam
...hospital, Dubai hospital, Wellcare hospital and Medical collages) in promoting awareness.

- Partnering with various sectors (governmental or Private) to promote awareness (e.g. Emirates airline, Dubai Municipality,
...Sharjah Municipality, Dubai World, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, RTA).

Our awareness campaigns are all year long with free lectures, clinics, brochures and seminars conducted by professionals.

2. FOCP was awarded the prestigious Sharjah Award for volunteer work -the health sector- year 2005 and the Nobel
.....Humanitarian awards 2010.

3. Taking awareness and the importance of promoting it one step ahead by introducing a new state of the art Mammogram
.....Digital Machine (270,000$) which was purchased by FOCP (Feb 2007) and presented to Mother and Child Center in
.... Sharjah to be utilized as a free service by all ladies who would like to undergo the examination.

4. FOCP has embarked on a new sector, by organizing and hosting the First medical Oncology conference in Sharjah
.... November 2007, and was nominated by the Gulf Federation For Cancer Control to host the 5th Gulf Oncology conference
.... in March 2011.

5. Fundraising: FOCP's fundraising events include the annual 'October Breast Cancer Month', the bi-annual 'Ramadan Bazaar',
.... the launch of the 'Perfume' in the name of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade
.... and Founding Member of FOCP Board of Trustees, the global annual 'Key to the Cure' campaign organized by Saks Fifth
.... Avenue in cooperation with Mercedes Benz, the yearly Oil Barron Ball, to name a few.

National, Regional and International Affiliation:

1. FOCP is a member of the National Committee for Cancer Control in UAE since its establishment in November 2007.

2. FOCP also is the U.A.E. representative in the Gulf Federation For Cancer Control, and has represented UAE in numerous
....conferences abroad e.g Qatar conference (May 2006), Kuwait (November 2005), Yemen conference (February 2009).

3. FOCP is part of the U.S.-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research since October 2008.

4. Soon FOCP will be part of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) of the WHO, as part of FOCP ongoing growth and

The journey to Cancer awareness and treatment is a long one, and Friends of Cancer Patients charity is committed to help Cancer patients and their families to get through and survive this journey with all possible means and ways, with our motto " We're with you" and " Care till cure" we have helped over 500 patients and their families over the period of 10 years.

Friends of Cancer patients charity is determined to continue spreading the hope with the support of compassionate individuals, committed charitable organizations, socially responsible corporate groups and government authorities to spread the massage that some types of Cancer is a survivable if diagnosed early and to infuse optimism in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

For further information please visit www.focp.ae




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