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United in Health for a Brighter Tomorrow

As another action packed Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to an end we would like to thank all our partners, supporters and the community for coming together in solidarity for a cause that affects millions of women around the world. Together we celebrate another record breaking #PINKtober with over 100 events ranging from school pink days, sports events, corporate health days, hospitality campaigns and many more community lead activities. Once again we have witnessed the UAE’s philanthropic spirit that enables us to continue the work we do.
Coming up in November is World Diabetes Day which perfectly coincides with the recently launched Dubai Fitness Challenge promoting an active lifestyle as the key to health and happiness.
#TeamAlJalila has accepted the Dubai Fitness Challenge and is proud to be part of this city wide movement. 
Have you taken the #Dubai30x30 challenge?

Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama
Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Transforming Lives

Baby undergoes lifesaving heart surgery.

Heart disease is the most common congenital disease in the world and approximately 500 children in the UAE are affected annually. Mohammad, only child to Syrian parents, was born with a congenital heart defect that required critical surgery.
Through our ‘Farah’ program Mohammad was able to receive the life changing surgery he needed at the specialist paediatric heart centre at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.
Mohammad’s father expressed the joy he and his wife felt after the successful surgery: “We are grateful to Al Jalila Foundation and the doctors for giving our son the best treatment and care.”
To date, Al Jalila Foundation has provided quality treatment to more than 92 children suffering from heart disease, cancer and other chronic illnesses

Click here to read Mohammad’s story.
Inspiring Innovation
Dr Shaheenah leads unique breast cancer research.

Dr Shaheenah Dawood, president of UAE Cancer Congress and Consultant Medical Oncologist, is leading a unique breast cancer study with a distinguished Al Jalila Foundation research grant.
Dr Shaheenah’s research, conducted at Mediclinic City Hospital, involves collecting tissue specimens and serum samples from women with early stage breast cancer prior to treatment.

Working closely with the University of Queensland in Australia, Dr Shaheenah is determining if the molecular signatures from the UAE group differ from women in other parts of the world. Data is also being collected on the environmental factors that the women are exposed to.

Enrolment for the study is complete and the project is on track indicating working data should be available for analysis in the near future.

Click here for our portfolio of research grants.
Shaping the Future

Conference champions inclusive education.

The UAE is making great strides in inclusiveness driven by the National Strategy to Empower People of Determination. Earlier this month we hosted the two-day MENA SEN Conference, in partnership with Dubai SEN Network and endorsed by the KHDA, bringing together 250 specialists to discuss best practice of special educational needs countrywide.
Teachers have the power to shape young lives and champion inclusive education. Through the exchange of ideas and insights educators are further empowered to better support children’s individual educational needs. We will continue to work together until all classrooms are equipped to cater to the needs of all children. 
Ta’alouf, the flagship program of Al Jalila Foundation, is a forerunner in promoting social inclusion and funds educational courses for parents and teachers with children of determination.

Click here to read more.
Ambassadors of Hope

Meet the UAE’s Pink Ribbon Crafters making a difference to breast cancer patients.

The Pink Ribbon Crafters, a group of Dubai based breast cancer warriors who have in one way or another been affected by breast cancer, have come together to create beautiful bespoke items to fundraise for breast cancer patients.

The home-grown initiative to help others began with Elaine Callander, who in 2015 launched ‘Candles for a Cause’. This year Elaine joined forces with Hookin’ Good founder, Lina El Sherif, and other talented women to form the Pink Ribbon Crafters who create a collection of crafts and accessories. 

This remarkable group of volunteers works tirelessly to promote the products at schools, offices, breast cancer events and community market stalls. Whether a candle, bracelet or crocheted teddy bear 100% of proceeds support breast cancer treatment and research in the UAE.

Click here to read more.
Key of Hope by Damas

Damas, the Middle East’s leading international jewellery retailer, is our long-term supporter and first jewellery collaboration. In 2014, Damas launched an exclusive limited edition jewellery collection inspired by Al Jalila Foundation 'Key of Hope' which symbolizes our pledge to unlock medical advancements for a healthier and happier society.

The collection is available for purchase at select Damas stores across the UAE. Proceeds from the sales of the collection, which includes four designs, is donated to Al Jalila Foundation to support our healthcare programs.
Community Flashes

Al Jalila Foundation relies solely on the support of donors and the community and we pride ourselves on our 100% promise. 100% of donations are invested where it matters, to transform lives. Click here to support our healthcare programs. We promise to make your donation count!

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