Obaid Khalifa Al Jaber Al Marri Donates of EGP 114 million to the Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357

2014-12-04

Cairo – Abu Dhabi: December 4, 2014 — His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State announced raising EGP 114 m for Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357; His Excellency Obaid Khalifa Al Jaber Al Marri, Chairman of Al Jaber Group donated AED 50 million (EGP 96 m) and EGP 18 m raised by the Zayed Charity Marathon.

10820130957528227502The announcement took place during a visit to Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357; His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber was accompanied by Her Excellency Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, UAE Minister of State and Retired Lt. General Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, Second Deputy Chairman of the National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Zayed Charity Marathon, His Excellency Mohamed bin Nakheera Al Daheri, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and His Excellency Obaid Khalifa Al Jaber Al Marri, Chairman of Al Jaber Group.

His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber commented saying, “I would like to extend to you the UAE Leadership greetings and best wishes of prosperity and progress for Egypt and its people. I would also like to thank everyone who donated and supported this humanitarian cause from the UAE, Egypt and around the world. On this occasion I sincerely thank His Excellency Obaid Khalifa Al Jaber Al Marri, Chairman of Al Jaber Group who insisted to personally attend this event and announce his donation of AED 50 million (EGP 96 m) to Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357”.

His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber concluded, “We are pleased at the Egypt Task Force Office to coordinate with the Hospital’s Management on how to best utilize His Excellency Obaid Khalifa Al Jaber’s donation to improve its services and equipment. This step is a manifestation the commitment of UAE companies to social responsibility and reflects the coherence between the UAE’s private business sector and the community; special thanks to brother Obaid”.

His Excellency added, “While we at the UAE continue to celebrate our 43rd National Day, we are glad to witness the launch of the Zayed Charity Marathon in Cairo; this event aims at helping children with cancer through the support of this distinguished and developed hospital”.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his instructions to organize the Marathon in Cairo as this initiative confirms that Egypt is heading firmly towards solidifying satiability and security and achieving sustainable growth; His Highness strongly believes in the significant role of sports activities in enhancing the relationships between nations to best achieve noble human causes”.

His Excellency added, “We all look forward to a successful event; participating in this Marathon is a message of support to the sick children and their families as it is our social responsibility to stand by those who face cancer and be there for them to help them find best possible solutions for their fight with the disease. I would like to thank His Excellency Mohamed bin Nakheera Al Daheri, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and Retired Lt. General Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, and to all who contributed in organizing the Zayed Cahrity Marathon and all those who came from the UAE to participate in the Marathon, and they are plenty”.

“Finally I wish fast and final recovery to all the sick children of Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357”.