The CCCL’s Fifth Dinner in Abu Dhabi
October 27, 2016
More than 600 people attended on Thursday, October 27, 2016 the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon’s (CCCL) fifth dinner in Abu Dhabi; where they witnessed a beautiful show by the amazing Chehade Brothers and Fadia Najem performing at the Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi. This event was organized by Spotlight Events.
Guests gathered from Abu Dhabi to support the CCCL’s noble mission in addition to the distinguished presence of His Royal Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, U.A.E. Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development; who delivered a heartwarming speech expressing his longtime support to the CCCL.
CCCL Chair, Mrs. Nora Joumblatt, addressed the attendees in a speech highlighting the significant role the CCCL is playing in the Arab region and thanked the audience for supporting the CCCL’s noble mission. Joumblatt indicated that since the beginning of this year, 87 patients have completed their journey at the center victoriously and are now cancer free; Chair Nora Joumblatt also stated that “the center is currently working in close partnership with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH) in Memphis, Tennessee; and in close coordination with the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) to Expand the area the center is supporting and to raise more awareness and knowledge about Childhood Cancer in Lebanon and the region while providing more effective remedies to save the greatest number of children”.
An emotional highlight of the evening was Layal’s testimony a CCCL survivor who won her battle against cancer. Layal delivered her testimony to guests who were all ears listening to her touching story.
After dinner, all guests enjoyed the musical performance of The Chehade Brothers and Fadia Najem and the beautiful atmosphere.
Thanks to all who made this evening truly memorable for the CCCL; and successful in support of our kids battling cancer.