Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The Kanoo Group supports UAE cancer charity as a Diamond Sponsor

Dubai, UAE – March 03, 2013 - The Kanoo Group once again took the significant opportunity to support philanthropy after signing a Diamond sponsorship with The Oil Barons Charity Ball. The gala dinner, now on its 10th year was held at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on March 8, 2013 with focus on fundraising for its sole benefactor, Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FOCP).
Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) 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, they were able to raise more than AED 1 Million for charity.

Mishal Kanoo (1st left) attends the 2013 Oil Barons Charity Ball
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Honorary President of UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA), the 10th Oil Barons Charity Ball once again called upon the generosity of the region's energy sector to support patients and their families in the UAE that have been affected by cancer.

The gala brings together key persons in the energy sector
to raise funds for a non-profit cancer foundation
Over the years, the Oil Barons Charity Ball has become an important component of the corporate social responsibility program 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 the Oil and Gas gathered in the event. Part of the fundraising activities which is truly unforgettable was the number of exciting auction items up for grabs with some 'money can't buy' packages.

"Oil Baron of the Year" is also being 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 corporate social responsibility activities.

About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com /www.kanoogroup.com 

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Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group


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