DU-FP organises cancer walkathon

SALALAH, Feb 12 – Dhofar University Foundation Programme (DU-FP) organised Cancer Day Walkathon to mark World Cancer Day, which is observed on February 4. The walkathon was organised to raise money for a project of the Oman Cancer Association. Dar al Hanan is a home-away-from-home that has been established to care for families which bring children suffering from Cancer to Muscat for treatment. By managing transportation, accommodation and meals for these families, Dar al Hanan provides a way for parents to focus on their children’s essential healthcare needs.
The walkathon was organised by DU-FP to raise awareness for this project and to contribute funds towards Dar al Hanan’s running expenses. Along with corporate sponsorship from Oval Engineering, Vision Tech Oman and Malabar Gold, the DU-FP event’s proceeds would go for this project.
Faical Ben Khalifa, Du-FP Director, inaugurating the event and the participation of many of the DU-FP faculty supported by families and friends, made the event not only worthwhile, but also exciting and enjoyable. The DU-FP is keen to put this event in annual calendar marking International Cancer Day with a resolve to extend people of Salalah and the wider community of Dhofar.