SHARJAH, 22nd February, 2018 (WAM) — Sharjah Ladies Club, SLC, has announced that it will donate part of the registration fees from Sharjah Ladies Run, SLR, to the nation’s leading cancer charity, Friends of Cancer Patients, FoCP.
The event, dedicated exclusively to female participants, is an opportunity for members of the community to help cancer patients to keep up with the 2018 Year of Zayed, highlighting the spirit of selflessness epitomised by the UAE’s Founding Father.
The tie-up with FoCP is SLC’s first charity initiative of the Year of Zayed and emphasises its corporate social responsibility by contributing to the welfare of communities and giving back to society.
The 2018 Year of Zayed not only marks 100 years since the birth of the Founding Father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, but also aims to instil his values of tolerance, progression, leadership and charity across the country.
Khawla Al Serkal, Director-General of the SLC said that the club is committed to ensure that the FoCP community benefits from our events throughout the year. “Being able to harness the popularity of Sharjah Ladies Run is an ideal way to encourage members of the public to contribute to the cause,” she added.
“Sharjah Ladies Run is perfectly aligned with SLC’s message of the wellbeing benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The run itself will form part of that fitness regime and provide a key incentive for the participants. Knowing that they will be supporting FoCP will certainly add to that,” Al Serkal continued.
For its 5th edition, under the slogan ‘Glow with the Flow!’, SLR, taking place on 9th March 2018, includes a 5km and 10km category at Sharjah University City, adjacent to the Sharjah Library near the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences.