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New cancer awareness drive for kids

Manama, September 15, 2012

Hundreds of residents flocked to Bahrain City Centre to put a smile on the face of child cancer patients at specially-decorated 'Smile' stand set up as part of the Future Society for Youth's (FSY) initiative.

The campaign was being launched to mark the childhood cancer awareness month.

The programmes include an art competition and the sale of items to raise funds, while brochures explaining more about the disease, the initiative and its goals will also be handed out.

Visitors were briefed on awareness programmes being held at the shopping centre. Under the programme, people who donate money will receive a ribbon with their name on it - each ribbon being used to create a single piece of art.

Bahrain's roads will come alive on Friday with Harley-Davidson Bahrain embarking on a bike ride at 7am.

The riders will start off from the Harley-Davidson dealership on Budaiya Highway wearing gold ribbons in support of the campaign.

The ride will end at the FSY headquarters, Adliya, where all donations collected by riders will be handed over.

The campaign continues with a walkathon on September 22 at the Prince Khalifa bin Salman Park, Hidd. People can register on the day from 3pm to 4pm or at the Smile stand.

The campaign will conclude on September 29 with a dinner at the Gulf Hotel, Adliya, with tickets available for BD20. It will feature raffles and a presentation on the achievements during the month.-TradeArabia News Service




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