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SFS-Q raises funds for cancer patients.

The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) has raised QR41,000 to support cancer patients and to engage the community in becoming part of the noble cause during its second Breast Cancer Fundraiser organised by the Women's Society and Development Club (WSDC) on Monday.

The donation was collected by a representative of the Qatar Cancer Society (QCS).

"We need more events like this to raise awareness of breast cancer in Qatar and we hope this occasion will inspire others to take action and for women in Qatar to take preventative measures against the disease," WSDC founder Ghada al-Subaey said.

"Too often we speak of our support for a great cause but fail to act on it, being a member of WSDC has allowed me to directly contribute to a great cause," commented WSDC member Khawla al-Derbasti.

SFS-Q students and WSDC members, including Al-Subaey, WSDC founder Zarqa Parvez, Al-Derbasti, Al Maha al-Hammad and Mashael al-Malki, organised the event and reached out to different boutiques and

vendors in Doha.

The participants were very happy to take part in the fundraiser and responded quickly by making generous donations.

This year's participants included Vera Wang, The Closet, The Vanity Room, Zabaara Abayas, Fanilla Couture, WAAD Designs, Impression boutique, Creation_nkf and Texture boutique. During the event, homemade cupcakes baked by students, including Al-Jawhra al-Thani, received overwhelming response and praise from visitors.

In a coincidence, Arab media personality Muna Abu Sulyman visited the fundraiser and praised the organisation and the women entrepreneurs.

WSDC founder Parvez said: "We hope that WSDC in Georgetown will continue to commit to this cause and become more effective each year. WSDC is planning more events and projects dedicated to youth and women's development. We hope that people continue to come to our events and help us in our goal to 'inspire, dream and achieve'."

Gulf Times Newspaper 2012

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