Kanoo supports charity ball as platinum sponsor
Dubai, February 26, 2013
Leading family-owned business in the region, The Kanoo Group, has signed a platinum sponsorship with The Oil Barons Charity Ball, which is set to take place on March 8 in Dubai.
The annual gala dinner, now on its 10th year will take place at Meydan Racecourse Dubai, focused on fundraising for its sole benefactor, Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FOCP).
The society is a charitable, volunteer-based foundation operating under the umbrella of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah with key objectives to provide moral, financial, emotional and medical support for cancer patients, while aiming to create a widespread awareness about cancer, early detection and prevention within UAE community.
FOCP has been able to support over 500 patients over the past decade. Since its partnership with Oil Barons Charity Ball on 2008, it was able to raise more than Dh1 million ($0.27 million) for charity.
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and honorary president of UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA), the ball once again calls upon the generosity of the region's energy sector to support patients and their families in the UAE that have been affected by cancer.
Over the years, the event has become an important component of the corporate social responsibility programme of The Kanoo Group as a participating sponsor.
In 2011 over 2,000 guests which included top management executives from The Kanoo Group along with industry players in oil and gas gathered in the event.
‘Oil Baron of the Year’ is also awarded every year as one of the highlights of the event. This honour is given to the top industry executive who has positively impacted the Middle East's energy sector through exceptional leadership, business acumen and societal contributions which includes engagement in CSR activities. – TradeArabia News Service