Sparkle of HopeMona Sidaoui
Issue #5: January 2017
Interview with Ms. Mona Sidaoui
Head of the Fundraising Committee
Executive Committee Member
1. What are some of the CCCL achievements that you are most proud of since its founding 15 years ago?
Having joined the CCCL Board of Trustees since its inception,I have become a strong believer in Danny Thomas's words that " No child should die in the dawn of life". Every child is precious and deserves a life without cancer.
Being part of the CCCL mission, I am very proud of the growing number of children the CCCL is helping; as well as of its ability to increase its fundraising budget consistently, year after year. The number of patients treated exceeds 1300 in total so far, with an average cure rate of 80%.
The fundraising project I feel It tops my list as it attracts a larger number of donors, once they know they are giving to a great cause, and in return are offered an opportunity to win a house.
Furthermore, I admire how well the CCCL center is running this incredible operation, all the while maintaining the ISO 9001:2008 quality management certification standards.
2. What drives you to continue to fight for the CCCL cause?
I believe people should help each other and try to make a difference in each other's lives whenever they can.
The centre at CCCL is working relentlessly to support cancer children and their families, as well as continuously conducting researches to come up with more cures for the future. The real success stories and the heartwarming results I see, give me motivation to stay involved and work further.
3. How do you promote and encourage people to support the CCCL?
I always share the programs, projects, and results we have at the centre with friends and the community around me. From a simple gesture of wearing the CCCL pin to inviting them to events organized by and for the mission. The more people know, the greater the awareness, the more we can grow hope and support for our patients.
4. What is the most rewarding part of being a CCCL executive committee member?
I feel happy and proud working with a group of committee members who are compassionate, driven, hardworking and devoted to helping a child. When we meet, we review issues at hand, weigh pros and cons, make plans, and take collective decisions, altogether with one goal in mind and heart. This fills me with satisfaction and serenity along with knowing that I am part of this wonderful group who is able to make a difference.
5. If you would like to write one sentence about the center to celebrate its 15 years anniversary, what would it be?
I would say :CCCL's mission of hope and help is a success journey of life over cancer and shall continue to sail on !!